'An excellent book which contextualises and summarises the issues surrounding language and gender, bringing them up to date in a challenging and relevant way.'
- Sue Longden, Worcester Sixth Form College'This well-designed text is accessibly written, with many excellent illustrations and a range of activities that encourage learners to reflect on their assumptions about language and gender. A valuable resource.'
- Deborah Cameron, Institute of Education, University of London'Dealing with complex ideas in a completely accessible style, Language and Gender is perhaps the most clear and thorough account of this field that I've encountered. The humour is well-placed and the book is energetic, amusing, acute, and spot-on in its analysis.'
- Shan Wareing, University of Wales College, Newport
From the Back Cover
This accessible satellite textbook in the Routledge Intertext series is unique in offering students hands-on practical experience of textual analysis focused on language and gender. Written in a clear, user-friendly style, it combines practical activities with texts, accompanied by commentaries and suggestions for further study. It can be used individually or in conjunction with the series core textbook Working with Texts: A core book for language analysis.
Aimed at A-Level and beginning undergraduate students, Language and Gender
* explores the relationship between language and our ideas about men and women
* challenges commonly expressed views on the subject of language and gender
* highlights the individuals role in the expression of gender stereotyping
* includes a range of text typesas diverse as personal ads, wildlife documentary, literary fiction and classical music programmes
* includes a comprehensive glossary of terms.