Gender, Language and the Periphery

Grammatical and social gender from the margins

| Aix-Marseille University
| University of Cyprus
ISBN 9789027256690 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027266835 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This volume aims to demonstrate that the centre/periphery tension allows for a theory of gender understood as a power relationship with implications for a political analysis of language structures, language uses and linguistic resistances. All of the 12 chapters included in this volume work on understudied languages such as Moldovan, Lakota, Cantonese, Bajjika, Croatian, Hebrew, Arabic, Ciluba, Cantonese, Cypriot Greek, Korean, Malaysian, Basque and Belarusian and they all explore from the margins different dimensions of social gender in grammar. The diversity of languages is reflected in the range of theoretical frameworks (linguistic anthropology, systemic functional linguistics, contrastive syntactical analysis to name a few) used by the authors in order to apprehend the fluidity of gender(-ed) language and identity, to highlight the social constraints on daily discourse and to identify discourses that resist gender norms. This book will be highly relevant for students and researchers working on the interface of gender with morpho-syntax, semantics, pragmatics and discourse analysis.

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 264]  2016.  vi, 411 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Periphery, gender, language: An introduction
Julie Abbou and Fabienne H. Baider
I. Undoing grammatical gender
Trying to change a gender-marked language: Classical vs. Modern Hebrew
Malka Muchnik
Gender marking and the feminine imaginary in Arabic
Mariem Guellouz
A poststructuralist approach to structural gender linguistics: Initial considerations
Heiko Motschenbacher
A hermeneutical approach to gender linguistic materiality: Semiotic and structural categorisation of gender in Hong Kong Cantonese
Julie Abbou and Angela Tse
Gender bias in Bantu languages: The Case of Cilubà (L31)
Francis Crequi Ngoyi Tshimanga
The representation of gender in Bajjika grammar and discourse
Abhishek Kumar Kashyap
The lexical paradigm based on sex distinction and the semantics of its constituents in English and Belarusian
Maryia Turchynskaya
II. Intersectional peripheries
When She and He become It: The use of grammatical gender in the Greek of the Armenians of Cyprus
Chryso Hadjidemetriou
Lakota men’s and women’s speech: Gender, metapragmatic discourse, and language revitalization
Jessica Fae Nelson
“Moldovan” and feminist language politics: Two distinct peripheral linguistic markets
Anna Christine Weirich
Eastern boys and girls! Comparative linguistic anthropologies of lesbian and gay communities, Kuala Lumpur and Sorwool
Michael Dimitrios Hadzantonis
Harlots and whores but not lovers: Dressing down the pronoun for a female addressee in a Basque Old Testament
Begona Echeverria
About the contributors
Language index
Name index
Subject index
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016018294 | Marc record