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Journal Title: Gender and Language
Volume/Issue:   7/1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Editorial

Annual Profile of Contributors and Decisions Made
Anne Weatherall and Elizabeth Stokoe

Introduction: Gender, Language and Translation at the Crossroads of Disciplines
Olga Castro

Articles

Feminist Translation and Feminist Sociolinguistics in Dialogue: A Multi-Layered Analysis of Linguistic Gender Constructions in and across English and Turkish
Emek Ergün

Talking at Cross-Purposes? The Missing Link between Feminist Linguistics and Translation Studies
Olga Castro

The Government in Contact with its Citizens: Translations of Federal Information in Multilingual Swiss Administration
Daniel Elmiger

Translating International Gender-Equality Institutional/Legal Texts: The Example of ‘Gender’ in Spanish
José Santaemilia

Metaphors, Women and Translation: From les belles Infidèles to la Frontera
Pilar Godayol

Talking Translation: Is Gender an Issue?
Karen Korning Zethsen and Inger Askehave

Reviews

Gender, Sexualities and the Law
Jackie Jones, Anna Grear, Rachel Anne Fenton and Kim Stevenson (eds), 2011, Routledge. 334pp
Sara Mills

Allah Made Us: Sexual Outlaws in an Islamic African City
Rudolf Gaudio, 2009, Wiley-Blackwell. 237pp
Alexander Wahl
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 24.1029