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  1. jreid, Gender and Politeness: Mills

Message 1: Gender and Politeness: Mills

Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 15:34:27 +0000
From: jreid <>
Subject: Gender and Politeness: Mills

Title: Gender and Politeness
Series Title: Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics 17
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press		 
Author: Sara Mills, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, U.K.
Hardback: ISBN: 0521810841, Pages: 278, Price: $65.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521009197, Pages: 278, Price: $24.00

Challenging the notion that women are necessarily always more polite
than men (as language and gender literature claim), Sara Mills
discusses the complex relationship between gender and
politeness. Mills argues that, although women speakers, drawing on
stereotypes of femininity, can appear to be acting more politely than
men, there are many circumstances where women will act as "impolitely"
as men.

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Rethinking linguistic
interpretation; 2. Theorising politeness; 3. Politeness and
impoliteness; 4. Theorizing gender; 5. Gender and politeness;
Conclusions; Bibliography.

Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistics
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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