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May I Quote You on That?

By Stephen Spector

A guide to English grammar and usage for the twenty-first century, pairing grammar rules with interesting and humorous quotations from American popular culture.

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The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages

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This book "examines the reasons behind the dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why it matters, and what can be done to document and support endangered languages."

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Title: Gender Matters
Written By: Sara Mills

"Gender Matters" presents a feminist linguistic analysis of texts – literature,
media and lyrics – and conversation. It explores how gender relates to and
shapes our understanding of sexism, reading and writing, politeness and public

The essays in the book examine a range of questions: why is it necessary for
feminists to analyse or comment on sexism when sexism is widely regarded as
an anachronistic concern? How can feminists describe the effect of gender on
the experience of literature? Why are women considered more capable of private
rather than public speech? What is the relation between gender and politeness
and are women more polite than men? In analysing these themes, "Gender
Matters" highlights the insights and strengths of both second and third wave
feminist analysis for linguistics.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781845534950
Pages: 288
Prices: U.S. $ 95

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781845534967
Pages: 288
Prices: U.S. $ 34.95