Gender, Language and Discourse

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INDEX

a
androcentrism 36 , 37 , 72 ;
androcentric rule 36
Aries, E. 59 , 73
assertiveness training 66 -7, 72 ;
critique of 111 -12

b
Bem, S.L. 29 , 36
brain structure:
hemispheric specialisation 39 , 46 -7;
(alleged)
sex differences in brain structure 35 , 39
Butler, J. 10 , 13 , 19 , 104

c
Cameron, D. 10 , 42 , 45 , 75 , 76 , 84 , 146
Coates, J. 36 , 52
communication accommodation theory 9 , 129 -31
communities of practice 64 , 123 , 135 -8, 143 , 145
context 62 -4, 150 ;
context explanation of the allusive nature of gendered speech styles 62 -4, 73 ;
conversation analytic approach to context 113 -14, 121 , 139 ;
reductionist approach to context 62 -3, 74
conversation analysis 8 , 9 , 105 -66;
adjacency pairs 109 -10;
analytic mentality of conversation analysis 115 ;
context 113 -14, 121 , 139 ;
conversation analysis and gender in language 111 ;
as critique of miscommunication theory 108 ;
deviant case analysis 109 ;
feminist conversation analysis 108 , 117 , 120 ;
gender noticing 114 -16, 118 ;
indexicality 106 ;
membership categorisation device analysis 106 , 120 ;
normative rules 108 ;
occasioning 110 ;
preference structures 110 -11;
refusals 112 ;
sequential analysis 106 -15
see also discursive psychology
conversational competence 69 , 150
Crawford, M. 7 , 32 , 58 , 59 , 72 , 79
cultural explanation of gendered speech styles 55 , 70 -3, 117 , 150

d
difference:
as deficits in women 34 , 36 , 56 -7;
as discourse 79 , 93
discourse analysis 78 , 90 -1, 96 -7
discourses 76 , 90 , 91 ;
and discrimination 91 , 92 -3;
of gender 6 , 79 , 80 -3, 91 , 95 ;
of gender differences 79 , 93 ;
of naming changing 93 -4;
sexist discourses 76 -7;
of sexual harassment 90
discursive practices 142 -4, 146
see also positioning theory
discursive psychology 88 - 94 , 96 -9, 116 -20, 123 ;
conversation analytic style of discursive psychology 98 , 118 , 138 -9;
as critique of traditional psychology 88 , 139 ;
as feminist 89 ;
and identity 138 , 140 ;
poststructuralist style of discursive psychology 89 - 94 ;
and sexist language 98 , 119
discursive turn 36 , 42 , 75 - 97 , 146 , 151 -2
doing gender 103 -4,
critique of 118
see also gender performativity
dominance explanation of gendered speech styles 55 , 64 -8, 150 ;
critique of dominance explanation 98 , 117

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Sexist Language 10
  • 2 - Questions of Difference: Verbal Ability and Voice 32
  • 3 - Women's Language? 54
  • 4 - The Discursive Turn 75
  • 5 - Gender and Language in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis 97
  • 6 - Language, Discourse and Gender Identity 122
  • 7 - Following the Discursive Turn 146
  • References 157
  • Index 175
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