Gender Across Languages

The linguistic representation of women and men

Volume 2

| University of Frankfurt
| University of Munich
ISBN 9789027218421 (Eur) | EUR 120.00
ISBN 9781588110848 (USA) | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027218438 (Eur) | EUR 38.00
ISBN 9781588110855 (USA) | USD 57.00
ISBN 9789027297662 | EUR 120.00/38.00*
| USD 180.00/57.00*
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
List of abbreviations
Gender across languages: The linguistic representation of women and men
Marlis Hellinger and Hadumod Bußmann
Chinese. Editors’ note
Chinese. In Chinese, men and women are equal – or – women and men are equal?
Charles Ettner
Chinese. Gender-related use of sentence-final particles in Cantonese
Marjorie K.M. Chan
Chinese. Reality and representation: Social control and gender relations in Mandarin Chinese proverbs
Hong Zhang
Dutch. Towards a more gender-fair usage in Netherlands Dutch
Marinel Gerritsen
Finnish. The communication of gender in Finnish
Mila Engelberg
Hindi. “Unnatural” gender in Hindi
Kira Hall
Icelandic. Masculine generics in current Icelandic
Anna Gunnarsdotter Grönberg
Italian. Gender and female visibility in Italian
Gianna Marcato and Eva-Maria Thüne
Norwegian. The representation of gender in Norwegian
Tove Bull and Toril Swan
Spanish. Gender in Spanish: Tradition and innovation
Uwe Kjær Nissen
Vietnamese. Gender in addressing and self-reference in Vietnamese: Variation and change
Hoa Pham
Welsh. The politics of language and gender in Wales
Gwenllian M. Awbery, Kathryn E. Jones and Delyth Morris
Notes on contributors
Name index
Subject index
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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