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Gender across languages : the linguistic representation of women and men

Author: Hadumod Bussmann; Marlis Hellinger
Publisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins, 2002.
Series: Impact, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume systematically investigates the linguistic representation of women and men in 30 languages of very different structural and socio-cultural backgrounds.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hadumod Bussmann; Marlis Hellinger
ISBN: 9027218420 9789027218421 9027218439 9789027218438
OCLC Number: 550338713
Description: xii, 348 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Languages of Volume I and III; 2. Preface; 3. Acknowledgments; 4. List of abbreviations; 5. Gender across languages: The linguistic representation of women and men (by Hellinger, Marlis); 6. Chinese. Editors' note; 7. Chinese. In Chinese, men and women are equal - or - women and men are equal? (by Ettner, Charles); 8. Chinese. Gender-related use of sentence-final particles in Cantonese (by Chan, Marjorie K.M.); 9. Chinese. Reality and representation: Social control and gender relations in Mandarin Chinese proverbs (by Zhang, Hong); 10. Dutch. Towards a more gender-fair usage in Netherlands Dutch (by Gerritsen, Marinel); 11. Finnish. The communication of gender in Finnish (by Engelberg, Mila); 12. Hindi. "Unnatural" gender in Hindi (by Hall, Kira); 13. Icelandic. Masculine generics in current Icelandic (by Gronberg, Anna Gunnarsdotter); 14. Italian. Gender and female visibility in Italian (by Marcato, Gianna); 15. Norwegian. The representation of gender in Norwegian (by Bull, Tove); 16. Spanish. Gender in Spanish: Tradition and innovation (by Nissen, Uwe Kjaer); 17. Vietnamese. Gender in addressing and self-reference in Vietnamese: Variation and change (by Pham, Hoa); 18. Welsh. The politics of language and gender in Wales (by Awbery, Gwenllian M.); 19. Notes on contributors; 20. Name index; 21. Subject index
Series Title: Impact, v. 10.
Responsibility: edited by Marlis Hellinger, Hadumod Bussmann. Vol. 2.
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