Gender Across Languages: The linguistic representation of women and men, Volumen 1

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Marlis Hellinger, Hadumod Bußmann
John Benjamins Publishing, 9 oct. 2001 - 329 páginas
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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.
 

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Shifting sands
27
Belizean Creole Gender creole and the role of women in language change
53
Communicating gender in the Eastern Maroon Creole of Suriname
85
English Gender in a global language
105
A corpusbased view of gender in New Zealand English
115
Spreading the feminist word
137
A corpusbased view of gender in British and American English
153
Gender switch in Modern Hebrew
177
Gender in Javanese Indonesian
199
Deconstructing gender The case of Romania
229
Doing gender in Russian
253
The communication of gender in Turkish
283
Notes on contributors
311
Name index
317
Subject index
323
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