Untying the Tongue: Gender, Power, and the Word


The words and grammatical structure of a given language are the most basic building blocks of thought and communication; they reflect the ways speakers communicate with others and conceptualize themselves and their world. Since language reflects a culture's biases and inequities, a socially constructed, gendered power differential between men and women may lead each to have very different relationships to language.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Lisa Merrill
  • Lou Ann Matossian
  • Gail M. Schwab
  • Katherine Stephenson
  • Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1998


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