Gender Across Languages

The linguistic representation of women and men

Volume 2

Marlis Hellinger | University of Frankfurt
Hadumod Bußmann | University of Munich
ISBN 9789027218421 (Eur) | EUR 120.00
ISBN 9781588110848 (USA) | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027218438 (Eur) | EUR 38.00
ISBN 9781588110855 (USA) | USD 57.00
ISBN 9789027297662 | EUR 120.00/38.00*
| USD 180.00/57.00*
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This is the second of a three-volume comprehensive reference work on “Gender across Languages”, which provides systematic descriptions of various categories of gender (grammatical, lexical, referential, social) in 30 languages of diverse genetic, typological and socio-cultural backgrounds. Among the issues discussed for each language are the following: What are the structural properties of the language that have an impact on the relations between language and gender? What are the consequences for areas such as agreement, pronominalisation and word-formation? How is specification of and abstraction from (referential) gender achieved in a language? Is empirical evidence available for the assumption that masculine/male expressions are interpreted as generics? Can tendencies of variation and change be observed, and have alternatives been proposed for a more equal linguistic treatment of women and men? This volume (and the previous two volumes) will provide the much-needed basis for explicitly comparative analyses of gender across languages. All chapters are original contributions and follow a common general outline developed by the editors. The book contains rich bibliographical and indexical material.

Languages of Volume 2: Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Welsh.

Publishing status: Available
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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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