9780230368705

Women, Men and Everyday Talk

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230368705

  • ISBN10:

    0230368700

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-11-25
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Women, Men and Everyday Talk brings together a selection of some of the author's key papers on language and gender, and provides an overview of the development of language and gender studies over the last 30 years, with particular emphasis on conversational data and on single sex friendship groups. The main theme running throughout the book is that gender plays a significant role in the construction of the linguistic landscape of our everyday lives. These lively essays on language and gender topics are illustrated with examples from the author's data-base of spontaneous talk, and are written in an accessible style.

Author Biography

Jennifer Coates is Emeritus Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Roehampton, UK. Her chief research interests are language, gender and sexuality, turn-taking in conversation, and conversational narrative. Her published work includes Women, Men and Language; Women Talk. Conversation Between Women Friends; Men Talk: Stories in the Making of Masculinities; and The Sociolinguistics of Narrative (co-editor).


Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: LANGUAGE IN ALL-FEMALE GROUPS
1. Women's Stories
2. So I Mean I Probably….
3. Competing Discourses of Femininity
4. Changing Femininities
5. Women Behaving Badly
PART II: LANGUAGE IN ALL-MALE GROUPS
6. One-at-a-Time
7. So I Thought 'Bollocks to it'
8 'My Mind is With You"
9. ''Everyone Was Convinced That We Were Closet Fags'
PART III: GENDERED TALK IN OTHER CONTEXTS
10. Language, Gender and Career
11. Having a Laugh
12. Turn-Taking Patterns in Deaf Friends' Talk
PART IV: LANGUAGE AND GENDER - CHANGING THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS
13. The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Mars and Venus in Language and Gender Research
References
Index

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