Gender, Sexuality, and Meaning

Gender, Sexuality, and Meaning : Linguistic Practice and Politics

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This volume offers a representative selection of Sally McConnell-Ginet's publications on language, gender and sexuality, which circle around the following themes: language users are actively engaged in making meanings, both as speakers and listeners; languages and socio-political institutions constrain, but do not determine, communicative possibilities; attention to language deepens understanding of gender and sexuality, including connections to ethnicity, class, race, and other dimensions of social identity and more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 26mm | 421.84g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195187814
  • 9780195187816
  • 1,116,336

About Sally McConnell-Ginet

Sally McConnell-Ginet is Professor Emerita of Linguistics at Cornell more

Table of contents

Prelude ; Chapter 1 Gender, sexuality, and meaning: An overview ; Part I Politics and scholarship ; Chapter 2 Language and gender ; Chapter 3 Feminism in linguistics ; Chapter 4 Difference and language: A linguist's perspective ; Part II Social practice, social meanings, and selves ; Chapter 5 Communities of practice: Where language, gender, and power all live ; Chapter 6 Intonation in a man's world ; Chapter 7 Constructing meaning, constructing selves: Snapshots of language, gender, and class from Belten High ; Part III Constructing content in discourse ; Chapter 8 The sexual reproduction of meaning: A discourse-based theory ; Chapter 9 Prototypes, pronouns, and persons ; Chapter 10 "What's in a name?": Social labeling and gender practices ; Chapter 11 "Queering" semantics: Definitional struggles ; Coda ; Chapter 12 Breaking through the "glass ceiling": Can linguistic awareness help?show more

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