Chapter 12. Language and Gender

  1. Alan Davies and
  2. Catherine Elder
  1. Susan Ehrlich

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757000.ch12

The Handbook of Applied Linguistics

The Handbook of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Ehrlich, S. (2004) Language and Gender, in The Handbook of Applied Linguistics (eds A. Davies and C. Elder), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757000.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631228998

Online ISBN: 9780470757000

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Keywords:

  • gender;
  • identity;
  • feminist;
  • resources;
  • norms

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Historical Overview: From “Dominance” and “Difference” to Social Constructionism

  • Social Constructionist Approaches to Language and Gender

  • Variation across Cultures: Language and Gender in Bilingual and Multilingual Settings

  • Variation within Gender Categories: Variation Theory and Communities of Practice

  • Similarity across Gender Categories: Drawing upon “Masculine” and “Feminine” Repertoires

  • Institutional Coerciveness

  • Conclusion