The routine achievement of gender in Greek interaction

Alvanoudi, Angeliki (2015) The routine achievement of gender in Greek interaction. Gender and Language, 9 (1). pp. 11-31.

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Abstract

This paper examines the obligatory use of grammatical gender in the composition of turns in Greek conversation and its implications for the routine achievement of sociocultural gender as part of the taken-for-granted world. By drawing on sociolinguistics, I study the role of grammatical gender in ascribing sex to referents and constructing gender identities. Moreover, I argue that this social dimension of grammatical gender is related to covert assumptions shared by participants about referents as women or men. I explore empirically the relation between grammatical gender and culture by employing conversation analysis, in addition to the notion of the gender membership category.

Item ID: 38039
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1747-633X
Keywords: conversation analysis; gender membership category; grammatical gender; indexing; person reference; sex/gender
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 05:35
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics) @ 50%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 100%
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