By Robin Tolmach Lakoff,Mary Bucholtz
Arguing that language is prime to gender inequality, Lakoff pointed to 2 parts during which inequalities are available: Language used approximately girls, equivalent to the asymmetries among possible parallel phrases like master and mistress, and language utilized by ladies, which locations ladies in a double bind among being properly female and being totally human. Lakoff's critical argument that "women's language" expresses powerlessness brought on an issue that maintains to this day.
The revised and elevated version provides the whole textual content of the unique first version, besides an creation and annotations by way of Lakoff within which she displays at the textual content 1 / 4 century later and expands on the most extensively mentioned matters it increases. the quantity additionally brings jointly commentaries from twenty-six best students of language, gender, and sexuality, inside of linguistics, anthropology, smooth languages, schooling, details sciences, and different disciplines. The commentaries speak about the book's contribution to feminist study on language and discover its ongoing relevance for scholarship within the field.
This re-creation of Language and Woman's Place not just makes to be had once more the pioneering textual content of feminist linguistics; simply as vital, it areas the textual content within the context of up to date feminist and gender concept for a brand new new release of readers.
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Language and Woman's Place: Text and Commentaries (Studies in Language, Gender, and Sexuality) by Robin Tolmach Lakoff,Mary Bucholtz