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Books: Socioling/Pragmatics: Hellinger, Bussmann (ed)

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Message 1: Gender Across Languages: Hellinger, Bussmann (ed)

Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 13:21:11 +0000
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Subject: Gender Across Languages: Hellinger, Bussmann (ed)

Title: Gender Across Languages
Subtitle: The linguistic representation of women and men: Volume 3
Series Title: IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 11
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,
Book URL:
Availability: Available
Editor: Marlis Hellinger, University of Frankfurt 
Editor: Hadumod Bu�mann, University of Munich 

Hardback: ISBN: 9027218447, Pages: xiv, 391 pp., Price: EUR 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588112101, Pages: xiv, 391 pp., Price: USD 95.00
Paperback: ISBN: 158811211X, Pages: xiv, 391 pp., Price: USD 43.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9027218455, Pages: xiv, 391 pp., Price: EUR 44.00

This is the third 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 a 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 the
previous two 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 III:
Czech, Danish, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Oriya, Polish,
Serbian, Swahili and Swedish.

Table of contents

Languages of Volume I and II vii 
Preface ix 
Acknowledgments xi 
List of abbreviations xiii 
Gender across languages: The linguistic representation of women and
 Marlis Hellinger and Hadumod Bu�mann 1-25 
Czech. Communicating gender in Czech 
 Svtla Mejrkov� 27-57 
Danish. Equal before the law - unequal in language 
 Kirsten Gomard and Mette Kunoe 59-85 
French. Gender in French: Structural properties, incongruences and
 Elmar Schafroth 87-117 
French. Gender and language politics in France 
 Elisabeth Burr 119-139 
German. Engendering female visibility in German 
 Hadumod Bu�mann and Marlis Hellinger 141-174 
Greek. Women, gender and Modern Greek 
 Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou 175-199 
Japanese. Gendered structures in Japanese 
 Janet S. Shibamoto Smith 201-225 
Japanese. Women's language as a group identity marker in Japanese 
 Sachiko Ide 227-238 
Oriya. Linguistic and socio-cultural implications of gendered
structures in Oriya
 Kalyanamalini Sahoo 239-257 
Polish. Language and gender in Polish 
 Gabriela Koniuszaniec and Hanka Blaszkowska 259-285 
Serbian. The expression of gender in Serbian 
 Elke Hentschel 287-309 
Swahili. Perceptions of gender in Swahili language and society 
 Rose Marie Beck 311-337 
Swedish. Linguistic and public attitudes towards gender in Swedish 
 Antje Hornscheidt 339-368 
Notes on contributors 369-374 
Name index 375-381 
Subject index 383-390
Lingfield(s): Pragmatics

Subject Language(s): Czech (Language Code: CZC)
			Danish (Language Code: DNS)
			French (Language Code: FRN)
			German, Standard (Language Code: GER)
			Greek (Language Code: GRK)
 			Japanese (Language Code: JPN)
 			Oriya (Language Code: ORY)
 			Polish (Language Code: PQL)
			Serbo-croatian (Language Code: SRC)
 			Swahili (Language Code: SWA)
 			Swedish (Language Code: SWD)

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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