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Feminist Critique of Language : second edition - Deborah Cameron

Feminist Critique of Language

second edition

Paperback Published: 12th March 1998
ISBN: 9780415164009
Number Of Pages: 388

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Since its first publication in 1990, "The Feminist Critique of Language" has been the established guide to the major debates and directions in current feminist thinking about language. This edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to take account of new developments in feminist thought about language, including new material on sexist language and political correctness, and gender and language on the internet. New extracts have been included from: Felly Nkweto Simmonds, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Luce Irigaray, Sara Mills, Margaret Doyle, Debbie Cameron, Susan Ehrlich and Ruth King, Kate Clark, Sally McConnell-Ginet, Deborah Tannen, Aki Uchida, Jennifer Coates and Kira Hall. Each section has been subdivided to clarify the key areas of debate and new editorial material and suggested reading sections have been added.

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"Since its publication, the first edition of "The Feminist Critique of Language has been a cornerstone of courses on language, gender and power. The revisions and updates in the new edition ensure that it will continue to be indispensible for students and scholars alike." -Mary Bucholtz, University of California, Berkeley "A clear overview of the way feminist views on language have developed over the years and clarifies the varied complex theoretical perspectives. Invaluable for any student of literature." -Lambda Rising

Preface to the second edition
Using this book
Introduction: Why is language a feminist issue?p. 1
Speech and silence: The quest for women's voices in culture
Felly Nkweto Simmonds: Naming and Identityp. 33
Trinh T. Minh-ha: Difference: A Special Third World Women's Issue'p. 38
Virginia Woolf: Women and Fictionp. 47
Cora Kaplan: Language and Genderp. 54
Sara Mills: The Gendered Sentencep. 65
Representations: Sexist language and sexist discourse
Dale Spender: Extracts from Man Made Languagep. 93
Maria Black and Rosalind Coward: Linguistic, Social and Sexual Relations: A Review of Dale Spender's Man Made Languagep. 100
Luce Irigaray: Linguistic Sexes and Gendersp. 119
Ann Bodine: Androcentrism in Prescriptive Grammar: Singular 'They', Sex-Indefinite 'He', and 'He or She'p. 124
Douglas Hofstadter: A Person Paper on Purity in Languagep. 141
Margaret Doyle: Introduction to the A-Z of Non-Sexist Languagep. 149
Deborah Cameron: Lost in Translation: Non-Sexist Languagep. 155
Susan Ehrlich and Ruth King: Gender-Based Language Reform and the Social Construction of Meaningp. 164
Kate Clark: The Linguistics of Blame: Representations of Women in the Sun's Reporting of Crimes of Sexual Violencep. 183
Sally McConnell-Ginet: The Sexual (Re)Production of Meaning: A Discourse-Based Approachp. 198
Talking gender: Dominance, difference, performance
Otto Jespersen: The Womanp. 225
Robin Lakoff: Extract from Language and Woman's Placep. 242
Pamela Fishman: Conversational Insecurityp. 253
Deborah Tannen: The Relativity of Linguistic Strategies: Rethinking Power and Solidarity in Gender and Dominancep. 261
Aki Uchida: When 'Difference' is 'Dominance': A Critique of the 'Anti-Power-Based' Cultural Approach to Sex Differencesp. 280
Jennifer Coates: 'Thank God I'm a Woman': The Construction of Differing Femininitiesp. 295
Kira Hall: Lip Service on the Fantasy Linesp. 321
Bibliographyp. 345
Subject indexp. 359
Names indexp. 363
Languages indexp. 367
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415164009
ISBN-10: 0415164001
Series: World and Word
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 12th March 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.59 x 17.48  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.78
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised