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A Beginner's Guide to Language and Gender Author: Allyson Jule

Paperback - 120 pages
05 Feb 2008
Multilingual Matters
230 x 188


A Beginner’s Guide to Language and Gender offers a broad and accessible introduction to the study of gender and language use for those new to the subject. The book introduces the theoretical and practical perspectives, including relevant frameworks necessary to understand ways in which language interacts with gender/sex in various settings, including: in media, in schools, in places of business, in places of worship, and at home.

The book is divided into two parts. Part I explores the historical background to the study of gender and language, moving through past theoretical approaches and debates to current views and trends. In Part II, gender and language use are examined in various contexts, specifically in the media, in classrooms, in the workplace, in the Western church, and at home. Each chapter offers study questions and further reading suggestions. There is also a helpful glossary of key terms at the back of the book. A Beginner’s Guide to Language and Gender is designed to be appealing, informative and, above all, accessible for readers from a range of backgrounds and disciplines.

Author Biography:

Allyson Jule, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK. Her research concentrates on gender and language use in various classrooms settings, including gender at an intersection with ethnicity and religious identity. She is also the author of Gender, Participation and Silence in the Language Classroom: Sh-shushing the Girls (2004), the editor of Gender and the Language of Religion (2005), Language and Religious Identity: Women in Discourse (2007), and a co-editor of Being Feminist, Being Christian: Essays from Academia (2006).

Readership Level:

Undergraduate, Text

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