LINGUIST List 13.249

Wed Jan 30 2002

Books: Sociolinguistics

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  1. Paul Peranteau, Sociolinguistics: Gender Across Languages.

Message 1: Sociolinguistics: Gender Across Languages.

Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 11:11:07 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Gender Across Languages.

A new workd from John Benjamins Publishing:

Gender Across Languages. The linguistic representation of women and men. 
Volume I
Marlis HELLINGER and Hadumod BU�MANN (University of Frankfurt) (eds.)

IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 9
2001. xiv, 329 pp.
US & Canada: 1 58811 082 6 / USD 75.00
Rest of world: 90 272 1840 4 / EUR 83.00
US & Canada: 1 58811 083 4 / USD 29.95
Rest of world: 90 272 1841 2 / EUR 33.00

This is the first 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, pronominalization 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 I: Arabic, Belizean Creole, Eastern Maroon Creole,
English (American, New Zealand, Australian), Hebrew, Indonesian,
Romanian, Russian, Turkish.

Contributions by: Friederike Braun; Hadumod Bu�mann; Ursula Doleschal; 
Genevi�ve Escure; Atiqa Hachimi; Marlis Hellinger; Janet Holmes; Esther 
Kuntjara; Florence Maurice; Bettina Migge; Suzanne Romaine; Anne Pauwels; 
Sonja Schmid, and Yishai Tobin.

			John Benjamins Publishing Co.
Offices:	Philadelphia:			Amsterdam:
Phone: +215 836-1200 +31 20 6304747
Fax: +215 836-1204 +31 20 6739773
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