The Feminist Critique of Language: A Reader

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 368 pages
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Since its first publication in 1990, The Feminist Critique of Language has been the established guide to the major debates and directions in current feminist thinking about language. This edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to take account of new developments in feminist thought about language, including new material on sexist language and political correctness, and gender and language on the internet. New extracts have been included from- Felly Nkweto Simmonds, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Luce Irigaray, Sara Mills, Margaret Doyle, Debbie Cameron, Susan Ehrlich and Ruth King, Kate Clark, Sally McConnell-Ginet, Deborah Tannen, Aki Uchida, Jennifer Coates and Kira Hall. Each section has been subdivided to clarify the key areas of debate and new editorial material and suggested reading sections have been added.
 

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a must read for any resarcher interested in gender and language use. classics on this topic collected

Contents

INTRODUCTION TO PART ONE
25
Trinh T Minhha
38
Cora Kaplan
54
Sara Mills
65
FURTHER READING FOR PART ONE
79
APPROACHES TO DISCOURSE
83
Dale Spender
93
Maria Black and Rosalind Coward
100
Sally McConnellGinet
198
FURTHER READING FOR PART TWO
211
PERFORMING GENDER
218
Otto Jespersen
225
Robin Lakoff
242
Pamela Fishman
253
Deborah Tannen
261
Aki Uchida
280

Luce Irigaray
119
Douglas Hofstadter
141
Margaret Doyle
149
Deborah Cameron
155
Susan Ehrlich and Ruth King
164
Kate Clark
183
Jennifer Coates
295
Kira Hall
321
FURTHER READING FOR PART THREE
343
Subject index
359
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About the author (1998)

Deborah Cameron is Professor of Language and Communications in the English Faculty at Oxford University. She was educated in Britain at the universities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Oxford; before taking up her present job she taught at several UK universities, and has also held visiting positions in Australia, Sweden and the US. Her research interests include language ideologies, language, gender and sexuality, and the sociolinguistics of globalization. As well as publishing extensively on these topics, she is the author of a textbook on spoken discourse analysis and co-author of a book about linguistic research methods. She regularly writes and broadcasts on linguistic topics for a general audience, and is a longstanding contributor to the British radical feminist magazine Trouble & Strife. Her work has been translated into Japanese, Finnish and German. Most recently, she is the author of MORE HEAT THAN LIGHT? (Ronsdale Press, 2013).

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