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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Gender, Language and New Literacy
Subtitle: A Multilingual Analysis
Edited By: Eva-Maria Thüne
Simona Leonardi
Carla Bazzanella
URL: http://http://www.continuumbooks.com/Books/detail.aspx?ReturnURL=/Search/default.aspx&CountryID=1&Im
Description:

This book presents cross-cultural research on gender as it is lexically and
socially categorized in electronic media. For the purposes of the study,
the authors have compiled a corpus of gender terms from online thesauruses
to show how new technologies interact with gender categorizations in
different languages, and how these are related to their respective culture
and society.

Each language is examined within the same theoretical framework, functional
semantics, focusing on lexicon. This common empirical ground facilitates
cross-language comparison. The contributors examine languages from around
the world, including the Indo-European, Semitic, Uralic and Austro-Asiatic
families.

This cutting-edge research book will be of interest to academics working in
the fields of corpus linguistics, and gender studies.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Austro-Asiatic
Uralic
Semitic
Indo-European
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826488528
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00