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Query Details

Query Subject:   Nushu References
Author:   Gabriela Pérez Báez
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Sociolinguistics

Query:   I have noticed the recent outpour of articles on Nushu, described in the media as possibly being the world's only language only spoken by women. I have now numerous media articles and one or two scholarly publications, but I'd like to get a hold of some reliable studies on the topic, touching upon both the sociolinguistic aspects of a potentially gender-specific language and the linguistic aspects such as whether Nushu was strictly a writing system or whether it was also spoken.

I would be grateful for any information that might point me in the direction of more complete data on Nushu.

Gabriela Pérez Báez
University at Buffalo
LL Issue: 15.2727
Date posted: 01-Oct-2004


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