2nd Edition

Language and Gender




ISBN 9780415466639
Published January 20, 2009 by Routledge
160 Pages

USD $36.95

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Book Description

Aimed at A-Level and beginning undergraduate students, Language and Gender:

  • explores the relationship between language and our ideas about men and women
  • challenges commonly expressed views on the subject of language and gender
  • highlights the individual's role in the expression of gender stereotyping
  • includes a range of text types as diverse as personal ads, wildlife documentary, literary fiction and classical music programmes
  • includes a comprehensive glossary of terms.

The new edition has been updated and revised and key features include: an additional chapter on Gender, discourse and identities; integration of focus on gender, sexualization, and sexuality; inclusion of international examples, texts and images.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Projections  2. Making up Gender  3. All in the Mind?  4. Gender and Speech Styles  5. Political Correctness  6. Reading Positions  7. Gender, Discourse and Identities.  Index of Terms.  References.  Further Reading

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'This textbook provides a clear, knowledgeable and insightful exploration of the topic of language and gender. It utilises interesting contemporary examples and provides the historical overview and academic knowledge needed to analyse and understand them in meaningful contexts. This text is both an interesting and stimulating read and an excellent resource for teachers and students at A-level and beyond.' Amanda Coultas, Senior A-Level Language Examiner and Teacher at Benfield School, Newcastle