Language and Gender

An Advanced Resource Book

By Jane Sunderland

© 2006 – Routledge

384 pages

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About the Book

Language and Gender:

  • presents an up-to-date introduction to language and gender
  • includes diverse work from a range of cultural, including non-Western, contexts, and represents a range of methodological approaches
  • gathers together influential readings from key names in the discipline, including: Deborah Cameron, Mary Haas and Deborah Tannen.

Written by an experienced teacher and researcher in the field, Language and Gender is an essential resource for students and researchers of Applied Linguistics.

The accompanying website to this book can be found at http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415311047/

Reviews

'This book marks a timely intervention in the field of language and gender research and provides students and researchers alike with essential primary materials. The book contains articles from a very wide range of disciplines; if you think that [it] will contain all of the usual suspects, then prepare to be surprised – there are extracts on masculinity, corpus linguistics, post-structuralist linguistics, fairy tales, ELT textbooks, queer theory, and social networks … An ideal textbook for gender and language courses.'Sara Mills, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

'Drawing on an impressive bibliographical list, the ten units of the first section summarize the findings of some of the most important studies which have marked the development of research regarding the language-gender relations … well-documented, comprehensive, user-friendly and challenging … I highly recommend it for both teaching and research purposes.' Gabriela Iuliana Colipca, University of Galati, Romania

Table of Contents

Section A: Introduction Unit 1: Early Work on Gender and Language Unit 2: The Influence of Feminism and Feminist Linguistics (a) Unit 3: The Influence of Feminism and Feminist Linguistics (b) Unit 4: Developing Understandings of Gender Unit 5: Developing Understandings of Language: Language Change Unit 6: Developing Understandings of Language: Context Unit 7: Developing Understandings of Language: Discourse and Discourses Unit 8: Approaches Unit 9: Data and Data Sites Unit 10: Written Texts Section B: Extension Unit 1: Early Work on Gender and Language Unit 2: The Influence of Feminism and Feminist Linguistics (a) Unit 3: The Influence of Feminism and Feminist Linguistics (b) Unit 4: Developing Understandings of Gender Unit 5: Developing Understandings of Language: Language Change Unit 6: Developing Understandings of Language: Context Unit 7: Developing Understandings of Language: Discourse and Discourses Unit 8: Approaches Unit 9: Data and Data Sites Unit 10: Written Texts Section C: Exploration Unit 1: Early Work on Gender and Language Unit 2: The Influence of Feminism and Feminist Linguistics (a) Unit 3: The Influence of Feminism and Feminist Linguistics (b) Unit 4: Developing Understandings of Gender Unit 5: Developing Understandings of Language: Language Change Unit 6: Developing Understandings of Language: Context Unit 7: Developing Understandings of Language: Discourse and Discourses Unit 8: Approaches Unit 9: Data and Data Sites Unit 10: Written Texts

About the Author

Jane Sunderland teaches in the department of Linguistics and Modern English Language at Lancaster University. She is a key member of IGALA (International Gender and Language Association) and publishes widely in the area of language and gender.

About the Series

Routledge Applied Linguistics

Routledge Applied Linguistics is a series of comprehensive resourcebooks, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study of English applied linguistics and language.
Each book carefully guides the reader through three main sections, enabling them to explore and develop major themes within the discipline:
*Section A, Introduction, establishes the key terms and concepts and extends readers' techniques of analysis through practical application
*Section B, Extension, brings together influential articles, sets them in context, and discusses their contribution to the field
*Section C, Exploration, builds on knowledge gained in the first two sections, setting thoughtful tasks around further illustrative material. This enables readers to engage more actively with the subject matter and encourages them to develop their own responses.
Throughout the books, topics are revisited, extended, interwoven and deconstructed, with the reader's understanding strengthened by tasks and follow-up questions.
*ALL TITLES ARE AVAILABLE AS INSPECTION COPIES

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General