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Title: Gender and Language in Sub-Saharan Africa
Subtitle: Tradition, struggle and change
Edited By: Lilian Lem Atanga
Sibonile Edith Ellece
Lia Litosseliti
Jane Sunderland
Series Title: IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 33

Gender and Language in Sub-Saharan Africa: Tradition, Struggle and Change is the first book to bring together the topics of language and gender, African languages, and gender in African contexts, and it does so in a descriptive, explanatory and critical way. Including fascinating new work and new, often challenging data from Botswana, Chad, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, this collection looks at some ‘traditional’ uses of language in relation to the gender of its speakers and the gendered nature of the languages themselves; it also identifies and explores social change in terms of both gender and sexuality, as reflected in and constructed by language and discourse. The contributions to this volume are accessibly written and will be of interest to students and established academics working on African sociolinguistics and discourse, as well as those whose interest is language, gender and sexuality.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Family(ies): African Mixed Language
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027218742
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00
U.K. £ 83.00
Europe EURO 104.94
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027272300
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00
U.K. £ 83.00
Europe EURO 99.00