search for books and compare prices
cover image
Language and Gender: An Introduction
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Polity Pr
Publication date January 12, 1999
Pages 257
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780745616797
ISBN-10 0745616798
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $78.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This is an up-to-date textbook in the growing area of language and gender. It will be popular with students for its accessibility and with teachers for the range and depth it achieves in a single volume. The book contains detailed discussion of work in the field, including recent research that has previously not been readily available to undergraduates or the general reader. A range of approaches is covered at an introductory level, presenting sometimes difficult and complex issues in an understandable way. Each chapter concludes with a list of recommended readings so that each topic can be taken further.

The emphasis is on recent research, with a preliminary grounding in early 'classic' studies in the field. Talbot examines the language used by women and men in a variety of speech situations and genres. For this, she draws on studies working within the Anglo-American tradition of research on language and gender. Issues and problems addressed include the difficulties arising from accounting for gender differences in terms of dichotomies like public vs private and informational vs affective - and, not least, the trouble with looking for 'differences' at all.

Another group of chapters present recent, critical perspectives on language and gender grounded in European theories of discourse and subjectivity, with particular attention to Critical Discourse Analysis. These chapters examine not gender difference but the construction of gender identities. They reflect both the high degree of interest in mass media and popular culture found in recent language and gender research and the preoccupation with discourse and social change that is central to Critical Discourse Analysis.


The book will become a key textbook for undergraduates and postgraduates in linguisitics, sociolinguistics, cultural and media studies, gender and women's studies and communication studies. The book is usable by students for whom it is their first, or only, contact with sociolinguistics.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780745616797
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Polity Pr (January 12, 1999)
9780745616797 | details & prices | 257 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $78.95
About: This is an up-to-date textbook in the growing area of language and gender.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780745616803
 
from Polity Pr (January 12, 1999)
9780745616803 | details & prices | 257 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $38.95
About: This is an up-to-date textbook in the growing area of language and gender.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.