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Language and Gender: A Reader [Paperback]

Pia Pichler , Jennifer Coates
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4 Mar 2011 1405191279 978-1405191272 2nd Edition
The new edition of Language and Gender: A Reader responds to the wealth of research that has shaped the field since its initial publication in 1998. Retaining many of the foundational entries that have made the volume so popular, the second edition has been fully revised, and now includes 23 new articles and two entirely new sections. A fully revised new edition of this popular Reader which explores the widening range of language and gender research, both geographically and socially, along with changing theoretical and methodological approaches Combines the very latest research with classic works that established the field Features 23 new articles spanning 1997–2009 and two new sections on   language, gender and sexuality, and the relevance of gender in the analysis of spoken interaction Draws on research from all over the world, including Brazil, China, and Japan, as well as North America and Europe Discusses a wide range of topics including single and mixed–sex talk; language, gender and power; gendered talk in the public domain; and language, gender and sexuality. Includes accessible introductions to each section, which contextualize each entry

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  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd Edition edition (4 Mar 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405191279
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405191272
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 16.8 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 361,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Overall, this new edition is successful. Readers familiar with the original version will hopefully find the changes warranted and in line with the goals outlined by the authors in their introduction. It remains a highly useful text for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in language and gender and for anyone interested in the historical and current theoretical and methodological approaches to research on gender and language.”  ( Linguist , 27 August 2012)


" Language and Gender has been the standard bearer for the field for over a decade.  This exciting new edition provides fully updated coverage, using globally oriented data to present both the history of language and gender research and its contemporary theoretical debates.   A must–have for anyone interested in the field." Robin Queen, University of Michigan  "Coates and Pichler have gifted the field with this updated edition . . .. The volume, now encompassing a broader range of cultural contexts and theoretical issues, retains  foundational texts that made the original indispensable and incorporates several more recent classics. Appropriate for novices and experts alike, this book faithfully represents the current state of language and gender scholarship while reviewing its past and pointing toward a rich future. Robert Podesva, Georgetown University   "This stimulating collection of articles covers every aspect of language and gender research and provides a satisfying sense of the development of ideas over the decades, as well as valuable insights into current debates in this vibrant research area."     Janet Holmes, Victoria University of Wellington

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5.0 out of 5 stars Language and Gender: A Reader 4 Dec 2012
Excellently prepared set of essays pertaining to the key (and some not so key, but extra-interesting!) issues surrounding language and gender identities in linguistics.

It covers a wide range of material and is a must-have for any students of linguistics at an undergraduate level - since ultimately gender and identity linguistics were some of the biggest engines for further research into linguistics - and this book compiles essays from the first few important touchstones, to extremely modern works in varied contexts. The studies contained in the book are well written and accessible for students, with lots of references out to other studies allowing it to stand suitably as a gateway book, but also one that does not scrimp on packing in good, comprehensive studies.

Really, if you study linguistics in relation to identity, (or in a more general sense post modern constructions of identity) I cannot emphasise the utility of this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing read 21 Feb 2014
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This book is incredible. It has a lot of material that you can apply into your life. It has a lot of psychology as well. It's amazing how you can see everything that they mention is happening in real life. I highly recommend.
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