This Handbook answers a long-standing need for an up-to-date, comprehensive, international, in-depth critical survey of the history, trajectory, data, results and key figures involved in sociolinguistics. The result is a work of unprecedented coverage and insight. It is all here, from the foundational contributions to the field to the impact of new media, new technologies of communication, globalization, trans-border fluidities and agendas of research.

Gender and Interaction

Gender and interaction

28.1 Introduction

Research on language and gender has now been carried out for almost 40 years, and has produced a huge body of literature, including some outstanding introductions to the subject (e.g. Eckert and McConnell-Ginet, 2003), a handbook on this topic (Holmes and Meyerhoff, 2003) and even a journal ...

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