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Language, Gender, and Sexuality: An Introduction

(Routledge Guides to Linguistics)

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Language, Gender, and Sexuality offers a panoramic and accessible introduction to the ways in which linguistic patterns are sensitive to social categories of gender and sexuality, as well as an overview of how speakers use language to create and display gender and sexuality. This book includes discussions of trans/non-binary/genderqueer identities, embodiment, new media, a

Kindle Edition, 201 pages
Published March 7th 2019 by Routledge
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Dec 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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In this short textbook, Kiesling provides a rather thorough introductory work. Its thoroughness is in providing an overview of this of study rather than elaborating on it in great depth, which is obviously not possible in naught but 200 pages. For those who are new to the fields of linguistics and gender/sexuality studies this would be an ideal entry point. Likewise, if one is knowledgeable in one of those fields, this book will elucidate how they interact and inform each other in sociolinguisti ...more
Claire Bowern
textbook for my class this term. Pretty good summary of the major issues, but we are also heavily supplementing on the linguistic side.
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Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great introduction to the linguistic study on gender and sexuality for the non-linguist or beginner. The tone is conversational and a very easy read. Reasonably generous bibliographies (for a book this size) follow each chapter.
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It's not clear to me who the audience for this book is. I imagine that a student with even an introductory level of linguistics has encountered most of the information in here, and I am not sure how someone who is not in linguistics would even come across this little textbook. It does have a very extensive bibliography though, so if you are interested in the question of gender and language, that is a nice list of useful sources. ...more
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