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

Author: Jennifer Coates
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson Longman, 2004.
Series: Studies in language and linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"This third edition of Women, Men and Language 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Coates
ISBN: 0582771862 9780582771864
OCLC Number: 54024099
Description: xi, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part One: Introductory --
Language and gender --
The historical background (I) --
folklinguistics and the early grammarians --
The historical background (II) --
anthropologists and dialectologists --
Part Two: The sociolinguistic evidence --
Quantitative studies --
Social networks --
Gender differences in conversational practice --
Conversational dominance in mixed talk --
Same-sex talk --
Part Three: Causes and consequences --
Children and gender-differentiated language --
The role of gender differences in linguistic change --
The social consequences of gender differences in language --
Part Four: Looking to the future --
New developments in language and gender research.
Series Title: Studies in language and linguistics.
Responsibility: Jennifer Coates.

Abstract:

"This third edition of Women, Men and Language 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 as well as at aspects of conversation such as compliments or swearing and the growing use of the word 'like' by younger speakers."--Jacket.

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