Women, men and language : a sociolinguistic account of gender differences in language

Jennifer Coates

Women, Men and Language, 3rd Ed provides an up-to-date account of gender differences in language to answer the question: "Do women and men talk differently?" The book takes the reader from an initial "men talk like this; women talk like that" approach to a more nuanced idea of women and men performing gender in their everyday interactions. It covers a range of sociolinguistic research, looking at grammatical and phonological features a well as at aspects of conversation such as compliments or swearing, and the growing use of the word aaC--likeaaC--(t) by younger speakers. Written in a clear and accessible manner, the book explores: the idea that gender is not a given but is socially constructued the linguistic strategies used by male speakers to dominate female speakers the characteristics of language use in same-sex groups the way children develop gender-appropriate speech the role played by gender in language change the social consequences of gender differentiated language in the workplace and in the classroom This updated third edition concludes with a new chapter summarising new developments and assessing possible future trends for the area. Using both historical record and contemporary sociolinguistic research, Women, Men and Language succinctly demonstrates that women and men do talk differently.

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  • Preface to the Third Edition Acknowledgements PART ONE: INTRODUCTORY 1 Language and gender 2 The historical background (I) - Folklinguistics and the early grammarians 3 The historical background (II) - Anthropologists and dialectologists PART TWO: THE SOCIOLINGUISTIC EVIDENCE 4 Quantitative studies 5Social networks 6 Gender differences in conversational practice 7 Conversational dominance in mixed talk 8 Same-sex talk PART THREE: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES 9 Children and gender-differentiated language 10 The role of gender differences in linguistic change 11The social consequences of gender differences in language PART FOUR: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE 12 New developments in language and gender research Bibliography Index

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書名 Women, men and language : a sociolinguistic account of gender differences in language
著作者等 Coates, Jennifer
シリーズ名 Studies in language and linguistics
出版元 Pearson Longman
刊行年月 2004
版表示 3rd ed
ページ数 xi, 245 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0582771862
NCID BA68734928
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス