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Language and Sexism

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Language and Sexism by Sara Mills
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The issue of sexist language has been hotly debated within feminist circles since the 1960s. Previous books have tended to regard sexism in language as easy to identify and have suggested solutions to overcome and counter sexism. Sara Mills takes a fresh and more critical look at sexism in language, and argues that even in feminist circles it has become a problematic concept. Drawing on conversational and textual data collected over the last ten years, and with reference to recent research carried out in a range of different academic disciplines, Mills suggests that there are two forms of sexism - overt and indirect. Overt sexism is clear and unambiguous, while indirect sexism is based on pragmatics and the meaning and interpretation of utterances. Indirect sexism is extremely common and we therefore need new ways to challenge and analyse its usage in language.

Author Biography

Sara Mills is a Research Professor in Linguistics in the English Department at Sheffield Hallam University. Her recent publications include Gender and Colonial Space (2004) and Gender and Politeness (Cambridge, 2003).
Release date NZ
September 25th, 2008
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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Worked examples or Exercises
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
192
Dimensions
151x227x12
ISBN-13
9780521001748
Product ID
2628892

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