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Language and Gender

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This is a new introduction to the study of the relation between gender and language use, written by two of the leading experts in the field. It covers the main topics, beginning with a clear discussion of gender and of the resources that the linguistic system offers for the construction of social meaning. The body of the book offers unprecedented breadth and depth in its c ...more
Paperback, 378 pages
Published February 3rd 2003 by Cambridge University Press (first published December 31st 2002)
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Hellen
Oct 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Hellen by: Marie
3.5 stars.


I'm surprised about the negative reviews here on Goodreads. But then again, I do also sometimes rate the course instead of the literature when adding course literature. I'm also unsure about a comment on the relevance of this work; even if there are other forms of stereotyping prevalent (and stereotyping, as in the overestimation of particular (linguistic) traits in one of the genders, is only a small part of this book), I think there is hardly one the subject of speculation - besides
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Ariel Littlemermaid
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very insightful and solid, contemporary supporting examples throughout. Very engaging style of writing, as well, nothing too academic.
Katja
Nov 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
I have not read the whole book but skimmed over most chapters, my opinion is definitely biased as from the start I lacked motivation to read the book thoroughly. The book is definitely well-written and seems easy to follow, my criticism is that in many places I do not see the point and fail to understand what exactly the authors want to achieve, other than describing certain language traits. This is also true for the book overall. It is well-known that people tend to (over-)generalize because ge ...more
kylajaclyn
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
I read this for school... That's pretty much all there is to say about it. Some chapters were better and more interesting than others.
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