Language and Gender

Language and Gender 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 ro

  • Title: Language and Gender
  • Author: Angela Goddard
  • ISBN: 9780415201773
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 programmeLanguage 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.

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    1. Excellent book for undergrads. Gives a comprehensive idea on how human languages are not neutral as we might think, but reflect our understanding (and categorisation, discrimination, etc.) of the World. I particularly enjoyed the activities interleaved in every chapter, since they were practical, easy to do, and revealing!

    2. "Categories, especially social categories, actually only exist because they are viewed as culturally significantBut the categories which are used in a society are a reflection of what the society believes to be important about people, believes which are based upon its political and social order - its ideology"This book is quite basic in format, aimed at students to give them an introduction to how language is not neutral, in fact it is incredibly biased. This is a good thing in many ways, starti [...]

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