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LINGUIST List 19.3294

Thu Oct 30 2008

Books: Applied Ling/Semantics/Pragmatics/Ling Theories: Mills

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Language and Sexism: Mills


Message 1: Language and Sexism: Mills
Date: 29-Oct-2008
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Language and Sexism: Mills
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Title: Language and Sexism
Published: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Sara Mills
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521807111 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 90.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521807111 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 45.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521001748 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 17.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521001748 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 35.99
Abstract:

The issue of sexist language has been hotly debated within feminist circles
since the 1960s. Previous books have tended to regard sexism in language as
easy to identify and have suggested solutions to overcome and counter
sexism. Sara Mills takes a fresh and more critical look at sexism in
language, and argues that even in feminist circles it has become a
problematic concept. Drawing on conversational and textual data collected
over the last ten years, and with reference to recent research carried out
in a range of different academic disciplines, Mills suggests that there are
two forms of sexism - overt and indirect. Overt sexism is clear and
unambiguous, while indirect sexism is based on pragmatics and the meaning
and interpretation of utterances. Indirect sexism is extremely common and
we therefore need new ways to challenge and analyse its usage in language.

1. Introduction;
2. Overt sexism;
3. Language reform;
4. `Political correctness';
5. Indirect sexism;
6. Conclusions.


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Pragmatics
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng )

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