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Gender, Sexuality, and Meaning: Linguistic Practice and Politics

ISBN : 9780195187816

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¥5,533
Author: 
Sally McConnell-Ginet
Pages
312 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Oct 2011
Series
Studies in Language and Gender Series
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This volume offers a representative selection of Sally McConnell-Ginet's publications on language, gender and sexuality, which circle around the following themes: language users are actively engaged in making meanings, both as speakers and listeners; languages and socio-political institutions constrain, but do not determine, communicative possibilities; attention to language deepens understanding of gender and sexuality, including connections to ethnicity, class, race, and other dimensions of social identity and inequality.

Index: 

Prelude
Chapter 1 Gender, sexuality, and meaning: An overview
Part I Politics and scholarship
Chapter 2 Language and gender
Chapter 3 Feminism in linguistics
Chapter 4 Difference and language: A linguist's perspective
Part II Social practice, social meanings, and selves
Chapter 5 Communities of practice: Where language, gender, and power all live
Chapter 6 Intonation in a man's world
Chapter 7 Constructing meaning, constructing selves: Snapshots of language, gender, and class from Belten High
Part III Constructing content in discourse
Chapter 8 The sexual reproduction of meaning: A discourse-based theory
Chapter 9 Prototypes, pronouns, and persons
Chapter 10 "What's in a name?": Social labeling and gender practices
Chapter 11 "Queering" semantics: Definitional struggles
Coda
Chapter 12 Breaking through the "glass ceiling": Can linguistic awareness help?

About the author: 

Sally McConnell-Ginet is Professor Emerita of Linguistics at Cornell University.

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