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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.

Story-Telling in New Zealand Women's and Men's Talk
Story-Telling in New Zealand women's and men's talk
JanetHolmes

Everyone loves a story and perhaps for this reason people use stories for many purposes: to instruct, to entertain, to illustrate arguments and to establish social connections. Stories can be used in all kinds of social contexts from the most formal presentation to the most casual conversation, and they can generally be relied on to (re)capture the audience's attention. There are many different kinds of stories from artistically crafted cultural myths to conversational accounts of mundane everyday experiences. This chapter focuses on the latter end of this continuum, on naturally occurring stories in the relaxed conversations of New Zealanders. In particular, the analysis explores the ways in which New Zealand ...

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