The contributors to this collection offer an essential introduction to the ways in which feminist linguistics and critical discourse analysis have contributed to our understanding of gender and sex. By examining how these perspectives have been applied to these concepts, the contributors provide both a review of the literature, as well as an opportunity to follow the most recent debates in this area. Gender and Discourse brings together European, American and Australian traditions of research. Through an analysis of a range of `real' data, the contributors demonstrate the relevance of these theoretical and methodological insights for gender research in particular and social practice in general.
- Introduction: Some Important Issues in the Research of Gender and Discourse
- Chapter 1: Theoretical Debates in Feminist Linguistics: Questions of Sex and Gender
- Chapter 2: Gender, Power and Practice: Or, Putting your Money (and your Research) where your Mouth is
- Chapter 3: Gender and Racism in Discourse
- Chapter 4: Gender and Language in the Workplace
- Chapter 5: Ideologies of Public and Private Language in Sociolinguistics
- Chapter 6: Gender, Discourse and Senior Education: Ligatures for Girls, Options for Boys?
- Chapter 7: Difference without Diversity: Semantic Orientation and Ideology in Competing Women's Magazines
- Chapter 8: ‘It's a Game!’: The Construction of Gendered Subjectivity
- Chapter 9: Talking Power: Girls, Gender Enculturation and Discourse
- Chapter 10: Women's Friendships, Women's Talk
- Chapter 11: Story-Telling in New Zealand Women's and Men's Talk