LINGUIST List 13.161

Tue Jan 22 2002

Books: Sociolinguistics

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  1. Joyce Reid, Sociolinguistics: Language and Gender by Eckert & McConnell-Ginet

Message 1: Sociolinguistics: Language and Gender by Eckert & McConnell-Ginet

Date: 16 Jan 2002 11:49:06 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Language and Gender by Eckert & McConnell-Ginet

Language and Gender

Penelope Eckert, Stanford University, CA
Sally McConnell-Ginet, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 

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 an
unprecedentedly broad and in depth coverage of the interaction between
language and social life.


Part I. Preliminaries: 
1. Constructing, deconstructing and reconstructing gender; 
2. Deploying linguistic Resources; 
Part II. Constructing Engagement: 
3. Social moves and plans: speech acts and activities; 
4. Getting into the discourse: conversational dynamics; 
5. Positioning ideas and subjects; 
Part III. Constructing Content: 
6. Texts and subtexts: developing content in context; 
7. Mapping the world: categorizing and labeling; 
Part IV. Constructing Selves: 
8. Locating the self: varieties and social neighborhoods; 
9. Styling personae: agency and creativity.

2002/c. 320 pp.

0-521-65283-9/Hb/List: $65.00*
0-521-65426-2/Pb/List: $23.00*

Cambridge University Press

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