Gendered Practices in Language

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  • Copyright: 2001-09-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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The papers collected here explore new themes in current international research on language and gender. They examine beliefs about how men and women should speak, the ways in which norms are enforced and essentialized in language practice, and how individuals actively use socially meaningful linguistic features to contest norms and construct identities.

Author Biography

Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ideology and Identity in Practicep. 1
Gendered Pedagogies: 'Authentic' Basqueness as Male Domainp. 23
The Discursive Construction of Morality and Gender in Argumentationp. 45
Armed Robbers, Assholes and Agency: Ideology in the Interaction of Police Officersp. 65
Ideology and Social Meanings: Rethinking the Relationship between Language, Politeness and Genderp. 91
What's in a Sexual Assault Judgement? A Frame Analysisp. 115
Women's Writing in Sociolinguistics and Linguistic Anthropology, 1965-1995p. 133
Cracking Codes and Speaking in Tongues: Language, Gender and Power in Two Kenyan Divination Ritualsp. 151
Fred and Wilma: A Phonological Conspiracyp. 175
Empiricism and Emotion: Representing and Interpreting Pitch Rangesp. 193
Learning to Play School: The Role of Topic in Gendered Discourse Roles among Preschoolersp. 213
'You cal that a girl?' Borderwork in a French Citep. 237
Scripting Sylvie: Language, Gender, and Humanness in Public Discourse about Software Agentsp. 255
Geek Feminismp. 277
What Difference does Difference Make? Negotiating Gender and Generation in Irish Sign Languagep. 309
Gender Identity and the Presentation of Self in Japanesep. 339
Relational Shift: Japanese Girls' Nontraditional First Person Pronounsp. 355
'Badboy/Badman': Variation and Social Categories in an Indo-Guyanese Villagep. 375
Strategic Constructivism: The Discursive Body as a Site for Identity Display in Women's Self-Defense Coursesp. 389
Indexp. 407
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