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Title: Gender and the Language of Illness
Written By: Jonathan Charteris-Black
Clive Seale
Description:

An investigation of the language of people talking about illness, showing
the influence of gender, social class and age and revealing conformity and
resistance to gender stereotypes.

Content

Acknowledgements
Gender and the Language of Illness
Methods for Investigating Gender and Language
Men's Traditional Discourse of Illness: Distancing and Avoidance
A Feminine Discourse of Illness: Transformation and Modality
Emotional Disclosure: Socio-Economic Classification, Age and Gender
Experience of Support: Gender, Social Class and Age
Illness Type and Gender
Conclusion
Appendix 1 - Men's Key Concepts (full matched sample)
Appendix 2 - Women's Key Concepts (full matched sample)
Appendix 3 - Significance levels for log likelihood test
Appendix 4 - Demographic Sample of the British National Corpus
References
Index

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0230222358
ISBN-13: 9780230222359
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