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By Jane Sunderland

ISBN-10: 0203456491

ISBN-13: 9780203456491

ISBN-10: 0415311039

ISBN-13: 9780415311038

Language and Gender: provides an updated creation to language and gender comprises assorted paintings from quite a number cultural, together with non-Western, contexts, and represents a variety of methodological ways gathers jointly influential readings from key names within the self-discipline, together with: Deborah Cameron, Mary Haas and Deborah Tannen. Written via an skilled instructor and researcher within the box, Language and Gender is an important source for college kids and researchers of utilized Linguistics. The accompanying web site to this ebook are available at http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415311047/

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3 The early backlash was in its turn resisted, most notably in the academic sector by critical analyses of those arguments mounted against non-sexist language. The earliest was Maija Blaubergs’ (1980) ‘An analysis of classic arguments against changing sexist language’ (see also Blaubergs 1978). In a later, less well-known paper, Nancy Henley (1987) identified six arguments against changing the language, refuting each in turn. 4 New syntactic possibilities, new lexicalisations and re-presentations of familiar ones also appeared in grammars and dictionaries (see Sunderland 1994b).

Sex does not have to be socially significant: eye colour, for example, and blood group, are normally not. Relatedly, Cameron (1997b) compares race (genetically transmitted) with racial categories (socially created throughout history). That the current ubiquity of gender is maintained, through the socially constructed significance of sexual dimorphism, may be because the notion/category of gender is in the particular interests of some. 1). However, sexual dimorphism losing its social significance may need to be accompanied, or even motivated, by the disappearance of what has been called, following Adrianne Rich (1980), a discourse of ‘compulsory heterosexuality’, the assumption that we are all heterosexual.

Tendencies’ also entails variation within women and within men, that is, intra-group diversity. This diversity was underplayed in the past, and even now Gender and Language researchers (see Unit A2) have to work to stress its importance. The topic of women’s and men’s speech has been of particular interest to sociolinguists. Issues include gender-differential tendencies in style-shifting (for example, between formal and casual speech), use of prestige and stigmatised variants, linguistic conservatism, who leads language change (see below) and the positive and negative evaluation of such change.

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