The Handbook of Language and Gender
January 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
- 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
Different Voices, Different Views: An Introduction to Current Research in Language and Gender (Janet Holmes and Miriam Meyerhoff).
Part I: History and theoretical Background to the Study of language and Gender.
1. Theorizing Gender in Sociolinguistics and Linguistic Anthropology (Bonnie McElhinny).
2. Theories of Discourse as Theories of Gender: Discourse Analysis in Language and Gender Studies (Mary Bucholtz).
3. "What’s in a Name?" Social Labeling and Gender Practices (Sally McConnell-Ginet).
4. Variation in Language and Gender (Suzanne Romaine).
5. Language and Desire (Don Lulick).
6. "One Man in Two is a Woman": Linguistic Approaches to Gender in Literary Texts (Anna Livia).
Part II: Negotiating Relations.
7. Language, Gender, and Politics: Putting "Women" and "Power" in the Same Sentence (Robin Lakoff).
8. Gender and Family Interaction (Deborah Tannen).
9. Gender and Power in On-line Communication (Susan C. Herring).
10. The Relevance of Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in Children's Peer Negotiations (Marjorie Harness Goodwin).
11. The Power of Gender Ideologies in Discourse (Susan U. Philips).
Part III: Authenticity and Place.
12. Crossing Genders, Mixing Languages: The Linguistic Construction of Transgenderism in Tonga (Niko Besnier).
13. Claiming a Place: Gender, Knowledge, and Authority as Emergent Properties (Miriam Meyerhoff).
14. Constructing and Managing Male Exclusivity in Talk-in-interaction (Jack Sidnell).
15. Exceptional Speakers: Contested and Problematized Gender Identities (Kira Hall).
16. Language and Gender in Adolescence (Penelope Eckert).
17. Language and Gendered Modernity (William L. Leap).
18. A Marked Man: The Contexts o Gender and Ethnicity (Sara Trechter).
Part IV: Stereotypes and Norms.
19. Gender and Language Ideologies (Deborah Cameron).
20. Gender Stereotypes: Reproduction and Challenge (Mary Talbot).
21. Gender and Identity: Representation and Social Action (Ann Weatherall and Cindy Gallois).
22. Prestige, Cultural Models, and Other Ways to Talking About Underlying Norms and Gender (Scott Fabius Kiesling).
23. Communicating Gendered Professional Identity: Competence, Cooperation, and Conflict in the Workplace (Caja Thimm, Sabine C. Koch, and Sabine Schey).
24. Linguistic Sexism and Feminist Linguistic Activism (Anne Pauwels).
Part V: Institutional Discourse.
25. "Feminine" Workplaces: Stereotype and Reality (Janet Holmes and Maria Stubbe).
26. Creating Gendered Demeanors of Authority at Work and at Home (Shari Kendall).
27. Schooled Language: Language and Gender in Educational Settings (Joan Swann).
28. Coercing Gender: Language in Sexual Assault Adjudication Processes (Susan Ehrlich).
29. Multiple Identities: The Roles of Female Parliamentarians in the EU Parliament (Ruth Wodak).
Epilogue: reflections on Language and Gender Research (Alice F. Freed).
Miriam Meyerhoff is Reader in Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, before which she was Assistant Professor at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa. She has published articles on language and gender, language change in creoles, and is the author of Constraints on Null Subjects in Bislama (Vanuatu) (2000).
- Examines the dynamic ways that 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
- Features data and case studies from interactions in different
social contexts and from a range of different communities.
- Includes contributions from the leading specialists in the field.
"For anyone interested in the relationship between language and
gender, this book is a must. It contains a multitude of fascinating
articles on every conceivable topic, written by experts in the
field. A veritable treasure trove!" Jennifer Coates, University
of Surrey, Roehampton
"I did not think there was anything new left to say on the
well-researched topic of language and gender. But the editors of
this Handbook lead us through a host of new perspectives as well as
providing the most up-to-date coverage possible of the more
familiar topics in the field. The unique scope of the Handbook
shows beyond any doubt the fundamental importance of gender in all
aspects of our lives, both public and private. This is the most
authoritative account of the field to date, and is essential
reading for anyone with an interest in language, no matter what
their background." Jenny Cheshire, Queen Mary, University of
"This impressive handbook provides not only a thorough
orientation in the interdisciplinary field of language and gender
but also a presentation of the newest findings and theoretical
reflections. Above all, it shows how stimulating studies on
language and gender are for many other areas such as discourse
analysis, sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, and
related disciplines." Helga Kotthoff, Pädagogische
"The ideas here will keep students, professors, and researchers
busy talking and thinking for years to come. We're lucky to have
such a diverse collection of perspectives, thinkers, and data; they
will surely deepen our growing understanding of language and
gender." Keith Walters, University of Texas at Austin
“One of the most satisfying features of the book is its all-encompassing coverage of just about every type of, and approach to, gender and language research.” Journal of Sociolinguistics