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The Resource How gender shapes the world, Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

How gender shapes the world, Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Label
How gender shapes the world
Title
How gender shapes the world
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a book about the multi-faceted notion of gender. Gender differences form the basis for family life, patterns of socialization, distribution of tasks, and spheres of responsibilities. The way gender is articulated shapes the world of individuals, and of the societies they live in. Gender has three faces: Linguistic Gender-the original sense of 'gender'-is a feature of many languages and reflects the division of nouns into grammatical classes or genders (feminine, masculine, neuter, and so on); Natural Gender, or sex, refers to the division of animates into males and females; and Social Gender reflects the social implications and norms of being a man or a woman (or perhaps something else). Women and men may talk and behave differently, depending on conventions within the societies they live in, and their role in language maintenance can also vary. The book focuses on how gender in its many guises is reflected in human languages, how it features in myths and metaphors, and the role it plays in human cognition. Examples are drawn from all over the world, with a special focus on Aikhenvald's extensive fieldwork in Amazonia and New Guinea
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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Aĭkhenvalʹd, A. I︠U︡.
Dewey number
306.44
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford Linguistics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language and languages
Label
How gender shapes the world, Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-250) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The multifaceted gender -- Linguistic gender and its expression -- Round women and long men: physical properties in linguistic gender -- What are linguistic genders good for? -- Gender meanings in grammar and lexicon -- The rise and fall of linguistic gender -- Manly women and womanly men: the effects of gender reversal -- The images of gender -- When women and men speak differently -- The rituals of gender -- Gender in grammar and society -- The heart of the matter: envoi
Control code
ocn962048725
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191791093
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962048725
Label
How gender shapes the world, Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-250) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The multifaceted gender -- Linguistic gender and its expression -- Round women and long men: physical properties in linguistic gender -- What are linguistic genders good for? -- Gender meanings in grammar and lexicon -- The rise and fall of linguistic gender -- Manly women and womanly men: the effects of gender reversal -- The images of gender -- When women and men speak differently -- The rituals of gender -- Gender in grammar and society -- The heart of the matter: envoi
Control code
ocn962048725
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191791093
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962048725

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