Gender Across Languages

The linguistic representation of women and men

Volume 1

| University of Frankfurt
| University of Munich
ISBN 9789027218407 (Eur) | EUR 115.00
ISBN 9781588110824 (USA) | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027218414 (Eur) | EUR 36.00
ISBN 9781588110831 (USA) | USD 54.00
ISBN 9789027298270 | EUR 115.00/36.00*
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This is the first of a three-volume comprehensive reference work on “Gender across Languages”, which provides systematic descriptions of various categories of gender (grammatical, lexical, referential, social) in 30 languages of diverse genetic, typological and socio-cultural backgrounds.
Among the issues discussed for each language are the following: What are the structural properties of the language that have an impact on the relations between language and gender? What are the consequences for areas such as agreement, pronominalisation and word-formation? How is specification of and abstraction from (referential) gender achieved in a language? Is empirical evidence available for the assumption that masculine/male expressions are interpreted as generics? Can tendencies of variation and change be observed, and have alternatives been proposed for a more equal linguistic treatment of women and men? This volume (and its follow-up volumes) will provide the much-needed basis for explicitly comparative analyses of gender across languages. All chapters are original contributions and follow a common general outline developed by the editors. The book contains rich bibliographical and indexical material.

Languages of Volume 1: Arabic, Belizean Creole, Eastern Maroon Creole, English (American, New Zealand, Australian), Hebrew, Indonesian, Romanian, Russian, Turkish.

Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Languages of Volume II and III
List of abbreviations
Gender across languages: The linguistic representation of women and men
Marlis Hellinger and Hadumod Bußmann
Arabic. Shifting sands: Language and gender in Moroccan Arabic
Atiqa Hachimi
Belizean Creole. Gender, creole, and the role of women in language change
Geneviève Escure
Eastern Maroon Creole. Communicating gender in the Eastern Maroon Creole of Suriname
Bettina Migge
English. Gender in a global language
Marlis Hellinger
English. A corpus-based view of gender in New Zealand
Janet Holmes
English. Spreading the feminist word: The case of the new courtesy title Ms in Australian English
Anne Pauwels
English. A corpus-based view of gender in British and American English
Suzanne Romaine
Hebrew. Gender switch in Modern Hebrew
Yishai Tobin
Indonesian. Gender in Javanese Indonesian
Esther Kuntjara
Romanian. Deconstructing gender — The case of Romanian
Florence Maurice
Russian. Doing gender in Russian: Structure and perspective
Ursula Doleschal and Sonja Schmid
Turkish. The communication of gender in Turkish
Friederike Braun
Notes on contributors
Name index
Subject index
“This book makes significant contributions to current research on gender and language and serves as a comprehensive guide to central issues in this field. This publication is rounded off by rich bibliographical and indexical material.”
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