Gender Across Languages

The linguistic representation of women and men

Volume 2

Editors
| University of Frankfurt
| University of Munich
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This is the second 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 the previous two 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 2: Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Welsh.

Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Languages of Volume I and III
vii
Preface
ix
Acknowledgments
xi
List of abbreviations
xiii
Gender across languages: The linguistic representation of women and men
Marlis Hellinger and Hadumod Bußmann
1–25
Chinese. Editors’ note
27
Chinese. In Chinese, men and women are equal – or – women and men are equal?
Charles Ettner
29–55
Chinese. Gender-related use of sentence-final particles in Cantonese
Marjorie K.M. Chan
57–72
Chinese. Reality and representation: Social control and gender relations in Mandarin Chinese proverbs
Hong Zhang
73–80
Dutch. Towards a more gender-fair usage in Netherlands Dutch
Marinel Gerritsen
81–108
Finnish. The communication of gender in Finnish
Mila Engelberg
109–132
Hindi. “Unnatural” gender in Hindi
Kira Hall
133–162
Icelandic. Masculine generics in current Icelandic
Anna Gunnarsdotter Grönberg
163–185
Italian. Gender and female visibility in Italian
Gianna Marcato and Eva-Maria Thüne
187–217
Norwegian. The representation of gender in Norwegian
Tove Bull and Toril Swan
219–249
Spanish. Gender in Spanish: Tradition and innovation
Uwe Kjær Nissen
251–279
Vietnamese. Gender in addressing and self-reference in Vietnamese: Variation and change
Hoa Pham
281–312
Welsh. The politics of language and gender in Wales
Gwenllian M. Awbery, Kathryn E. Jones and Delyth Morris
313–330
Notes on contributors
331–336
Name index
337–342
Subject index
343–348
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2001037888