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The Resource How gender shapes the world, Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Language and Culture Research Centre, James Cook University

How gender shapes the world, Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Language and Culture Research Centre, James Cook University

Label
How gender shapes the world
Title
How gender shapes the world
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Language and Culture Research Centre, James Cook University
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a book about the multi-faceted notion of gender. Gender differences form the basis for family life, patterns of socialization, distribution of tasks, and spheres of responsibilities. The way gender is articulated shapes the world of individuals, and of the societies they live in. Gender has three faces: Linguistic Gender-the original sense of 'gender'-is a feature of many languages and reflects the division of nouns into grammatical classes or genders (feminine, masculine, neuter, and so on); Natural Gender, or sex, refers to the division of animates into males and females; and Social Gender reflects the social implications and norms of being a man or a woman (or perhaps something else). Women and men may talk and behave differently, depending on conventions within the societies they live in, and their role in language maintenance can also vary. The book focuses on how gender in its many guises is reflected in human languages, how it features in myths and metaphors, and the role it plays in human cognition. Examples are drawn from all over the world, with a special focus on Aikhenvald's extensive fieldwork in Amazonia and New Guinea.--
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Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aĭkhenvalʹd, A. I︠U︡.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P40
LC item number
.A355 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford linguistics
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  • Language and sex
  • Language and languages
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language and sex
  • Language and languages
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Geschlechtsidentität
  • Sozialverhalten
  • Sprache
  • Genus
  • Geschlecht
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Kognition
Label
How gender shapes the world, Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Language and Culture Research Centre, James Cook University
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-250) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The multifaceted gender -- Linguistic gender and its expression -- Round women and long men: physical properties in linguistic gender -- What are linguistic genders good for? -- Gender meanings in grammar and lexicon -- The rise and fall of linguistic gender -- Manly women and womanly men: the effects of gender reversal -- The images of gender -- When women and men speak differently -- The rituals of gender -- Gender in grammar and society -- The heart of the matter: envoi
Control code
935690412
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvi, 271 pages
Isbn
9780198723752
Lccn
2016931923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)935690412
Label
How gender shapes the world, Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Language and Culture Research Centre, James Cook University
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-250) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The multifaceted gender -- Linguistic gender and its expression -- Round women and long men: physical properties in linguistic gender -- What are linguistic genders good for? -- Gender meanings in grammar and lexicon -- The rise and fall of linguistic gender -- Manly women and womanly men: the effects of gender reversal -- The images of gender -- When women and men speak differently -- The rituals of gender -- Gender in grammar and society -- The heart of the matter: envoi
Control code
935690412
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvi, 271 pages
Isbn
9780198723752
Lccn
2016931923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)935690412

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