Gender, sexuality, and meaning : linguistic practice and politics / Sally McConnell-Ginet.Material type: BookSeries: Studies in language and gender: Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, c2011Description: xii, 297 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780195187816 (pbk.); 0195187814 (pbk.).Subject(s): Language and languages -- Sex differences | Semantics | Semantics (Philosophy)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Gender, sexuality, and meaning: An overview -- Part I. Politics and scholarship: 2. Language and gender -- 3. Feminism in linguistics -- 4. Difference and language: A linguist’s perspective -- Part II. Social practice, social meanings, and selves: 5. Communities of practice: Where language, gender, and power all live -- 6. Intonation in a man’s world -- 7. Constructing meaning, constructing selves: Snapshots of language, gender, and class from Belten High -- Part III. Constructing content in discourse: 8. The sexual (re)production of meaning: A discourse-based theory -- 9. Prototypes, pronouns, and persons -- 10. What’s in a name?: Social labeling and gender practices -- 11. Queering semantics: Definitional struggles -- Coda: 12. Breaking through the ’glass ceiling’: Can linguistic awareness help?
"This volume collects Sally McConnell-Ginet’s most important published articles in the last twenty years, which circle around the following themes: language users are actively engaged in making meanings, both as speakers and listeners; linguistics systems and socio-political institutions constrain, but do not determine, communicative possiblities; language is essential to understanding gender and sexuality and their connection to ethnicity, class, race, and other parts of social identity"-- c Provided by publisher.