Gender-linked Variation across Languages

Yousif Elhindi and Theresa McGarry (eds)

Published by Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

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The study of language and gender has been greatly advanced by focusing on the local and the particular. Now is the time to explore what more we can learn by looking at gendered speakers’ use of typologically different languages. How do the resources provided by each language affect the ways in which women and men construct gendered identities in their cultures and communities? What resources do the languages provide at various linguistic levels? What frameworks account for gender-linked variation in specific local contexts?

As we advance our understanding of locally constructed masculinities and femininities, these questions impel the studies brought together in this volume, which investigate Maori, Japanese, Hebrew, Tamil, Chinese, Korean, English, Arabic, Sinhala, and Ekegusii. Written for scholars of linguistics, this collection illustrates the current state of understanding of the interaction of language and social gender, and it suggests directions for future research.

Keywords: Language, Gender

Book: Electronic (PDF File; 7.113MB). Book: Print (Paperback). Published by Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing.

Dr. Yousif Elhindi

Associate Professor, Department of Literature and Language, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA

Yousif Elhindi is an associate professor and the director of the Linguistics Minor Program in the Department of Literature and Language at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. He obtained a PhD in English from Oklahoma State University and an MA in English from the University of Sheffield, UK. Elhindi taught at Oklahoma State University, Gezira University, Sudan, and King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. His research interests include discourse analysis and cognitive metaphor theory.

Dr. Theresa McGarry

Associate Professor, Department of Literature and Language, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA

Theresa McGarry obtained a PhD in Linguistics from the University of South Carolina in 2004. She is an associate professor and the coordinator of the TESOL Certificate Program in the Department of Literature and Language at East Tennessee State University. Her dissertation studied topic introductions in single-gender and mixed-gender contexts. Her other research interests include adverbial clauses and Sinhala.

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