The Handbook of Language and Gender

The Handbook of Language and Gender

Editor(s): Janet Holmes, Miriam Meyerhoff

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631225027

Online ISBN: 9780470756942

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756942

About this Book

The Handbook of Language and Gender is a collection of articles written by leading specialists in the field that examines the dynamic ways in which women and men develop and manage gendered identities through their talk.



  • Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, and stimulating picture of the field for students and researchers in a wide range of disciplines




  • Features data and case studies from interactions in different social contexts and from a range of different communities

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: History and Theoretical Background to the Study of Language and Gender

  2. Part II: Negotiating Relations

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  3. Part III: Authenticity and Place

  4. Part IV: Stereotypes and Norms

  5. Part V: Institutional Discourse

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