The interface between language and cultural conceptualisations of gender in interaction: the case of Greek

Alvanoudi, Angeliki (2017) The interface between language and cultural conceptualisations of gender in interaction: the case of Greek. In: Sharifian, Farzad, (ed.) Advances in Cultural Linguistics. Cultural Linguistics . Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 125-148.

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Abstract

The role of language in the construction of gender identities has been the topic of long-standing research in sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, and conversation analysis. In the early writings of feminist linguists in the 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s (Lakoff 1975; Spender 1980), language is understood as a system reflecting gender stereotypes and maintaining men’s domination and women’s subordination. Within the ‘discourse’ and ‘performance’ turn in the study of language and gender (Eckert and McConnell-Ginet 2003: 4), focus has shifted on language use and its role in the construction of gender at the micro-level of interaction. More specifically, attention is given to the “linguistic resources” deployed by speakers to “present themselves as certain kinds of women or men”(Eckert and McConnell-Ginet 2003: 5) and “make a world of two sexes appear natural and inevitable” (Speer and Stokoe 2011: 14.

Item ID: 48970
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-981-10-4056-6
ISSN: 2520-1468
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2017 02:59
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 100%
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