Gender Across Languages

The linguistic representation of women and men

Volume 3

| University of Frankfurt
| University of Munich
ISBN 9789027218445 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781588112101 (USA) | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027218452 (Eur) | EUR 44.00
ISBN 9781588112118 (USA) | USD 66.00
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This is the third 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 3: Czech, Danish, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Oriya, Polish, Serbian, Swahili and Swedish.

Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Languages of Volume I and II
List of abbreviations
Gender across languages: The linguistic representation of women and men
Marlis Hellinger and Hadumod Bußmann
Czech. Communicating gender in Czech
Svĕtla Čmejrková
Danish. Equal before the law – unequal in language
Kirsten Gomard and Mette Kunoe
French. Gender in French: Structural properties, incongruences and asymmetries
Elmar Schafroth
French. Gender and language politics in France
Elisabeth Burr
German. Engendering female visibility in German
Hadumod Bußmann and Marlis Hellinger
Greek. Women, gender and Modern Greek
Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou
Japanese. Gendered structures in Japanese
Janet S. Shibamoto Smith
Japanese. Women’s language as a group identity marker in Japanese
Sachiko Ide
Oriya. Linguistic and socio-cultural implications of gendered structures in Oriya
Kalyanamalini Sahoo
Polish. Language and gender in Polish
Gabriela Koniuszaniec and Hanka Blaszkowska
Serbian. The expression of gender in Serbian
Elke Hentschel
Swahili. Perceptions of gender in Swahili language and society
Rose Marie Beck
Swedish. Linguistic and public attitudes towards gender in Swedish
Lann Hornscheidt
Notes on contributors
Name index
Subject index
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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