Language and Gender : A Reader

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-03-14
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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The new edition of Language and Gender: A Reader responds to the wealth of research that has shaped the field since its initial publication in 1998. Retaining many of the foundational entries that have made the volume so popular, the second edition has been fully revised, and now includes 23 new articles and two entirely new sections. A fully revised new edition of this popular Reader which explores the widening range of language and gender research, both geographically and socially, along with changing theoretical and methodological approaches Combines the very latest research with classic works that established the field Features 23 new articles spanning 1997-2009 and two new sections on language, gender and sexuality, and the relevance of gender in the analysis of spoken interaction Draws on research from all over the world, including Brazil, China, and Japan, as well as North America and Europe Discusses a wide range of topics including single and mixed-sex talk; language, gender and power; gendered talk in the public domain; and language, gender and sexuality. Includes accessible introductions to each section, which contextualize each entry

Author Biography

Jennifer Coates is Professor Emeritus of English Language and Linguistics at Roehampton University London. She is the author of Women Talk (Wiley-Blackwell, 1996), Men Talk: Stories in the Making of Masculinities (Wiley-Blackwell, 2003), Women, Men and Language (3rd edition, 2004), and The Sociolinguistics of Narrative (edited with Joanna Thornborrow, 2005). She was made a Fellow of the English Association in 2002. Pia Pichler is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is co-editor of Gender and Spoken Interaction (with Eva Eppler, 2009), and author of Talking Young Femininities (2009).

Table of Contents

Gender differences in pronunciation and grammar
J'Yanyuwa: 'Men speak one way, women speak another'
'Sex and covert prestige'
'Linguistic variation and social function'
'Girl-talk/boy-talk: sex differences in adolescent speech'
'Black women in the rural south: conservative and innovative'
'Gender and sociolinguistic variation'
ender and conversational practice
Complimenting - a positive politeness strategy'
'Cooperation and Competition across girls' play activities'
'Expressions of gender: an analysis of pupils' gendered discourse styles in small group classroom discussions'
'Gender and the use of exclamation points in computer mediated communication: An analysis of exclamations postedto two electronic discussion lists'
Power and dominance in mixed talk
'Women's place in everyday talk: reflections on parent-child interaction'
'The sounds of silence: how men silence women in marital relations'
'Talk control: an illustration from the classroom of problems in analysing male dominance in conversation'
'Participation in electronic discourse in a "feminist" field'
'Zuiqian ‹deficient mouth": discourse, gender and domestic violence in urban China'
Same-sex talk
'Gossip revisited: language in all-female groups'
'Why be normal? Language and identity practices in a community of nerd girls.'
'Hybrid or In Between cultures: traditions of marriage in a group of British Bangladeshi girls'
'Performing gender identity: young men's talk and the construction of heterosexual masculinity'
'Pushing at the boundaries: the expression of alternative masculinities'
'Playing the straight man: displaying and maintaining male heterosexuality in discourse',
Gendered talk in the public domain
'Female speakers of Japanese in transition'
'Governing by the rules? The female voice in parliamentary debates'
'Doing "femininity" at work: more than just relational practice'
'Communities of practice at work: gender, facework and the power of habitus at an all-female police station and a feminist crisis interventions centre in Brazil'
'Trial discourse and judicial decision-making: constraining the boundaries of gendered identities'
Language, gender and sexuality
'Lesbian bar talk in Shinjuku, Tokyo'
'Boys' talk: Hindi, moustaches, and masculinity in New Delhi'
'Queering gay men's English'
'Indexing polyphonous identity in the speech of African American drag queens'
'Language and sexuality in English and Spanish dating chats'
Theoretical debates (1): Gender or power?
'Women's language' or 'powerless language'?
'Are "powerless" communication strategies the Japanese norm?
Candace West 'When the doctor is a lady: power, status and gender in physician-patient encounters'
Theoretical debates (2): Difference or dominance?
'A cultural approach to male-female communication'
'Asymmetries: women and men talking at cross purposes'
'Selling the apolitical'
Theoretical debates (3): When is gender relevant?
'Whose text, whose context?'
'Gender-relevance in talk-in interaction and discourse'
'Yes, but is it gender?'
New directions in language and gender research
'Communities of practice: where language, gender and power all live'
'Gender and language ideologies'
'Social constructionism, postmodernism and feminist sociolinguistics'
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