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Eckert and McConnell-Ginet, two of the most important scholars writing in sociolinguistics and semantics today, have established a new direction for research in. o Penelope Eckert and Sally McConnell-Ginet Gender and language ideologies media, but in academic work on language and gender as well. Language and Gender by Penelope Eckert & Sally McConnell-Ginet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, , xii+ pp. Author(s): Mikesell, Lisa.

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She has published mdconnell-ginet ethnography Jocks and Burnouts: An Introduction to Semantics, which has recently been revised for a second edition. Account Options Sign in. It covers the main topics, beginning with a clear discussion of gender and of the resources that the linguistic system offers for the construction of social meaning My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Cambridge University Press Amazon. This is a new introduction to the study of the relation between gender and language use, written by two of the leading experts in the field.


It covers the main topics, beginning with a clear discussion of gender and of the resources that the linguistic system offers for the construction of social meaning. The body of the book offers unprecedented breadth and depth in its coverage of the interaction between language and social life.

It is the ideal textbook for students in language and gender courses in several disciplines, including linguistics, gender studies, women’s studies, sociology, and anthropology. Selected pages Title Page.

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Contents Constructing deconstructing and reconstructing gender. Learning to be gendered. Linking the linguistic to the social.

Changing practices changing ideologies. Aspects of meaning in communicative practice. Assigning roles and responsibility. Category boundaries and criteria. The social locus of change. A matter of method. Access to situations and events. Speech situations and events. The pursuit of conversation. Conversational styles and sall character. Speech acts embedded in social action.

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Positioning ideas and subjects. Womens language and gendered positioning.


Showing deference or respect? Backing down or opening things up? Calibrating commitment and enlisting support. New labels new categories.

Working the market use of varieties. The local and the global. Language ideologies and linguistic varieties. Gender and language ideologies. Gender and the use of linguistic varieties. Whose speech is more standard?

Legitimate and illegitimate performances. Where are we headed? References to this book American English: Language and Its Uses Ronald K. Macaulay Limited preview – Constructing deconstructing and reconstructing gender.

Language and Gender Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics.