Pronoun Envy

Author : Anna Livia
ISBN : 0198031688
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Controversy over gendered pronouns, for example using the generic "he," has been a staple of feminist arguments about patriarchal language over the last 30 years, and is certainly the most contested political issue in Western feminist linguistics. Most accounts do not extend beyond policy issues like the official institution of non-sexist language. In this volume, Anna Livia reveals continuities both before and after the sexist language refore movement and shows how the creative practices of pronoun use on the part of feminist writers had both aesthetic and political ends. Livia uses the term "pronoun envy" ironically to show that rather being a case of misguided envy, battles over gendered language are central to feminist concerns. Livia examines a broad corpus of written texts in English and French, concentrating on those texts which problematize the traditional functioning of the linguistic gender system. They range from novels and prose poems to film scripts and personal testimonies, and in time from the 19th century to the present. Some withhold any indication of gender; others have non-gendered characters. Livia's goal is two-fold; to help bridge the divide between linguistic and literary analysis, and to show how careful study of the manipulation of linguistic gender in these texts informs larger concerns. This fresh and highly interdisciplinary work lies at the intersection of several vital areas, including language and gender, sociolinguistics, and feminist literary analysis.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Pronoun Envy

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Leaving Lines Of Gender

Author : Ann Vickery
ISBN : 081956432X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Category: Literary Criticism


Author : Anne Garreta
ISBN : 9781941920091
Genre : Fiction
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A landmark literary event: the first novel by a female member of Oulipo in English, a sexy genderless love story.
Category: Fiction

Language And Gender

Author : Penelope Eckert
ISBN : 9781107029057
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Updated and restructured new edition of a textbook for courses in language and gender which is accessible to non-linguists.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language And Gender

Author : Angela Goddard
ISBN : 0415201772
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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 types as diverse as personal ads, wildlife documentary, literary fiction and classical music programmes * includes a comprehensive glossary of terms.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Feminist Critique Of Language

Author : Deborah Cameron
ISBN : 0415163994
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Feminist Critique of Language provides a wide-ranging selection of writings on language, gender, and feminist thought. It serves both as a guide to the current debates and directions and as a digest of the history of twentieth-century feminist ideas about language. This edition includes extracts from Felly Nkweto Simmonds, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Luce Irigaray, Sara Mills, Margaret Doyle, Debbie Cameron, Susan Ehrlich, Ruth King, Kate Clark, Sally McConnell-Ginet, Deborah Tannen, Aki Uchida, Jennifer Coates and Kira Hall.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Grammar Of English Grammars Illustrated

Author : Goold Brown
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Goold Brown (7 March 1791 – 31 March 1857) was an American grammarian. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, the third child of Smith Brown and Lydia Gould. His family could be traced to some of the earliest Quakers in New England. Author Preface : After about fifteen years devoted chiefly to grammatical studies and exercises, during most of which time I had been alternately instructing youth in four different languages, thinking it practicable to effect some improvement upon the manuals which explain our own, I prepared and published, for the use of schools, a duodecimo volume of about three hundred pages; which, upon the presumption that its principles were conformable to the best usage, and well established thereby, I entitled, "The Institutes of English Grammar." Of this work, which, it is believed, has been gradually gaining in reputation and demand ever since its first publication, there is no occasion to say more here, than that it was the result of diligent study, and that it is, essentially, the nucleus, or the groundwork, of the present volume.
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Language And Gender

Author : Jane Sunderland
ISBN : 9780203456491
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Language and Gender: presents an up-to-date introduction to language and gender includes diverse work from a range of cultural, including non-Western, contexts, and represents a range of methodological approaches gathers together influential readings from key names in the discipline, including: Deborah Cameron, Mary Haas and Deborah Tannen. Written by an experienced teacher and researcher in the field, Language and Gender is an essential resource for students and researchers of Applied Linguistics. The accompanying website to this book can be found at
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines