LINGUIST List 13.2679

Thu Oct 17 2002

Books: Socioling, Discourse Analysis: Chng

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  1. paul, Separate and Unequal: Chng

Message 1: Separate and Unequal: Chng

Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 16:05:28 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Separate and Unequal: Chng

Title: Separate and Unequal
Subtitle: Judicial rhetoric and women's rights
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 3
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
Author: Huang Hoon Chng 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588112144, Pages: viii, 157 pp., Price: USD 54.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027226938, Pages: viii, 157 pp., Price: EUR 60.00

This book argues for a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the
language of judges with respect to the issue of gender
discrimination. Drawing its inspiration from Dell Hymes' socially
constituted linguistics, the author examines the language of the
judicial opinions of four U.S. Supreme Court cases addressing social
and legal discrimination against women. Through a linguistic analysis
that is informed by a Foucauldian and feminist perspective, this book
addresses the complex issues of the power of judges and ideologies,
the politics of language use, and feminist contributions to the
subject of discrimination and women's rights. This book is most
suitable for researchers and students in cultural studies,
ethnography, feminist legal studies, forensic linguistics, gender
studies, ideology research, pragmatics, semiotics, and social studies.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. From Past to Present: Building on the Foundation of Ideas 
Chapter 2. Towards Multidisciplinarity: Gendered Discourse, Judicial
 Ideologies and the Power of Law
Chapter 3. Unequal by Law: The Early Years 
Chapter 4. Women are Persons After All: The Rights of Sally Reed and
 Jane Roe
Chapter 5. Of Equality and Justice: Language, Gender, and Ideology in
 the American Context
Appendix I 
Appendix II 

Lingfield(s): Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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