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Language, Gender, and Sex in Comparative Perspective

Language, Gender, and Sex in Comparative Perspective

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Part of Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language

Susan U. Philips, Janet S. Shibamoto, Elinor Ochs, Anne Reynolds, Joel Sherzer, Jane H. Hill, Christine Tanz, Jacqueline Sachs, Jean Berko Gleason, Marjorie Harness Goodwin, Charles Goodwin, Bambi B. Schieffelin, Susan Steele, Walter F. McKeever, David W. Shucard, Janet L. Shucard, David G. Thomas
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  • Date Published: June 1987
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521338073

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  • The aim of this innovative volume is to analyze both the cultural and the biological sources of gender differences in language use. The first two parts of the volume focus on cultural variation in gender-differentiated language use, comparing Western English-speaking societies with others from elsewhere in the world. Part III examines the relationship between language and the brain, showing that although there are differences in males' and females' processing of language in the brain, these do not yield any gender differences in language use. Overall, the volume points to the greater salience of cultural processes over biological processes in the shaping of gender.

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    • Date Published: June 1987
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521338073
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus. 42 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Introduction: the interaction of social and biological processes in women's and men's speech Susan U. Philips
    Part I. Women's and Men's Speech in Cross-Cultural Perspective: Introduction Susan U. Philips
    1. The womanly woman: manipulation of stereotypical and nonstereotypical features of Japanese female speech Janet S. Shibamoto
    2. The impact of stratification and socialization on men's and women's speech in Western Samoa Elinor Ochs
    3. The interaction of variable syntax and discourse structure in women's and men's speech Susan U. Philips and Anne Reynolds
    4. A diversity of voices: men's and women's speech in ethnographic perspective Joel Sherzer
    5. Women's speech in modern Mexicano Jane H. Hill
    Part II. Gender Differences in the Language of Children: Introduction Christine Tanz
    6. Preschool boys' and girls' language use in pretend play Jacqueline Sachs
    7. Sex differences in parent-child interaction Jean Berko Gleason
    8. Children's arguing Marjorie Harness Goodwin and Charles Goodwin
    9. Do different worlds mean different words?: an example from Papua New Guinea Bambi B. Schieffelin
    Part III. Sex Differences in Language and the Brain: Introduction Susan Steele
    10. Cerebral organization and sex: interesting but complex Walter F. McKeever
    11. Sex differences in the patterns of scalp-recorded electrophysiological activity in infancy: possible implications for language development David W. Shucard, Janet L. Shucard and David G. Thomas
    References
    Index.

  • Editors

    Susan U. Philips, University of Arizona

    Susan Steele, University of Arizona

    Christine Tanz, University of Arizona

    Contributors

    Susan U. Philips, Janet S. Shibamoto, Elinor Ochs, Anne Reynolds, Joel Sherzer, Jane H. Hill, Christine Tanz, Jacqueline Sachs, Jean Berko Gleason, Marjorie Harness Goodwin, Charles Goodwin, Bambi B. Schieffelin, Susan Steele, Walter F. McKeever, David W. Shucard, Janet L. Shucard, David G. Thomas

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