LINGUIST List 13.1238

Fri May 3 2002

Books: Socioling/Typology: Gender Across Languages

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  1. paul, Gender Across Languages by M.Hellinger & H.Bussmann (eds), vol. 2

Message 1: Gender Across Languages by M.Hellinger & H.Bussmann (eds), vol. 2

Date: Thu, 02 May 2002 16:09:28 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Gender Across Languages by M.Hellinger & H.Bussmann (eds), vol. 2

Title:Gender Across Languages
Subtitle:The linguistic representation of women and men, Volume 2 
Series Title:IMPACT, Studies in Language and Society, 10 
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
Book URL:
Editor: Hadumod Bussmann 
Editor: Marlis Hellinger 

Hardback: ISBN: 1 58811 084 2, Pages: xiv, 349 pp., Price: USD 81.00
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Hardback: ISBN: 90 272 1842 0, Pages: xiv, 349 pp., Price: EUR 90.00
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Paperback: ISBN: 1 58811 085 0, Pages: xiv, 349 pp., Price: USD 33.95
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Paperback: ISBN: 90 272 1843 9, Pages: xiv, 349 pp., Price: EUR 38.00
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John Benjamins Publishing would like to announce the publication of
the following title in the fields of
Typology/Sociolinguistics: Gender Across Languages: The
linguistic representation of women and men, Volume 2 by 
Marlis Hellinger and Hadumod Bussmann
(eds.), University of Frankfurt/University of

This is the second of a three-volume comprehensive reference work on
"Gender across Languages", which provides
systematic descriptions of various categories of gender (grammatical,
lexical, referential, social) in 30 languages of diverse genetic,
typological and socio-cultural backgrounds. Among the issues discussed
for each language are the following: What are the structural
properties of the language that have an impact on the relations
between language and gender? What are the consequences for areas such
as agreement, pronominalisation and word-formation? How is
specification of and abstraction from (referential) gender achieved in
language? Is empirical evidence available for the assumption that
masculine/male expressions are interpreted as generics? Can tendencies
of variation and change be observed, and have alternatives been
proposed for a more equal linguistic treatment of women and men? This
volume (and its follow-up volumes) will provide the much-needed basis
for explicitly comparative analyses of gender across languages. All
chapters are original contributions and follow a common general
outline developed by the editors. The book contains rich
bibliographical and indexical material. Languages of Volume II:
Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian,
Spanish, Vietnamese, Welsh.

Contributions by: Gwenllian M. Awbery, Kathryn Jones and Delyth
Morris; Tove Bull and Toril Swan; Marjorie K. M. Chan; Mila Engelberg;
Charles Ettner; Marinel Gerritsen; Anna Gunnarsdotter Gronberg; Kira
Hall; Marlis Hellinger and Hadumod Bussmann; Kathryn E. Jones; Esther
Kuntjara; Gianna Marcato and Eva-Maria Thune; Uwe Kjaer Nissen; Hoa
Pham; Hong Zhang.
Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistics, Typology 
Subject Language(s): Chinese,

Written In: English 

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