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Language and Gender

An Advanced Resource Book

By Jane Sunderland

Routledge – 2006 – 384 pages

Series: Routledge Applied Linguistics

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Description

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

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

Author Bio

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.

Name: Language and Gender: An Advanced Resource Book (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Jane Sunderland. 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...
Categories: Language & Linguistics, Sociolinguistics