This collection of essays presents a picture of research on women and language in Britain. The contributors cover a range of British speech communities, linguistic events and settings using approaches from sociolinguistics and discourse analysis.
PART 1: Language and sex in the quantitative paradigm: theoretical perspectives; empirical studies
PART 2: Language and sex in connected speech: women's language - critical approaches; problems of power; female speech events in cultural context.
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