Gender and Language in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tradition, struggle and change

Lilian Lem Atanga | University of Dschang, Cameroon
Sibonile Edith Ellece | University of Botswana
Lia Litosseliti | City University London
Jane Sunderland | University of Lancaster
ISBN 9789027218742 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027272300 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Gender and Language in Sub-Saharan Africa: Tradition, Struggle and Change is the first book to bring together the topics of language and gender, African languages, and gender in African contexts, and it does so in a descriptive, explanatory and critical way. Including fascinating new work and new, often challenging data from Botswana, Chad, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, this collection looks at some ‘traditional’ uses of language in relation to the gender of its speakers and the gendered nature of the languages themselves; it also identifies and explores social change in terms of both gender and sexuality, as reflected in and constructed by language and discourse. The contributions to this volume are accessibly written and will be of interest to students and established academics working on African sociolinguistics and discourse, as well as those whose interest is language, gender and sexuality.
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“This collection of chapters documents multimodal discourse practices of males and females in various African languages and national contexts, as well as the practices that constitute masculinity and femininity in these contexts. This, in and of itself, is a contribution to international scholarship on language, gender, and Africa. In addition, the edited volume contributes a number of distinct perspectives on what qualities African feminism(s) could or should have, especially African feminism(s) that could enhance research on language, culture, and society.”
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CFB: Sociolinguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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