Rethinking Language and Gender Research: Theory and Practice

Title

Rethinking Language and Gender Research: Theory and Practice

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Description

Rethinking Language and Gender Research is the first book focusing on language and gender to explicitly challenge the dichotomy of female and male use of language. It represents a turning point in language and gender studies, addressing the political and social consequences of popular beliefs about women's language and men's language and proposing new ways of looking at language and gender. The essays take a fresh approach to the study of subjects such as language and sex and the use of language to produce and maintain power and prestige. Topics explored in this text include sex and the brain; the language of a rape hearing; teenage language; radio talk show exchanges; discourse strategies of African American women; political implications for language and gender studies; the relationship between sex and gender and the construction of identity through language. [Amazon.com]

ISBN

9780582265738

Publication Date

1996

Publisher

Routledge

City

London, UK

Keywords

Gender, Language, Identity through language, Sex differences

Disciplines

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Linguistics