Gender, Language and New Literacy
research-based hardback bringing corpus linguistics to bear on gender in a wide-range of languages.
- A solid research book from the Bologna school of corpus linguistics (which is well-known in the field)
- Gender and corpus linguistics are both popular areas of research - this is the first book length study bringing the two together
- The range of languages studied is comprehensive and enables comparisons to be made easily
- This is the fourth book in the Corpus and Discourse series.
This book presents cross-cultural research on gender as it is lexically and socially categorized in electronic media. For the purposes of the study, the authors have compiled a corpus of gender terms from online thesauruses to show how new technologies interact with gender categorizations in different languages, and how these are related to their respective culture and society.
Each language is examined within the same theoretical framework, functional semantics, focusing on lexicon. This common empirical ground facilitates cross-language comparison. The contributors examine languages from around the world, including the Indo-European, Semitic, Uralic and Austro-Asiatic families.
This cutting-edge research book will be of interest to academics working in the fields of corpus linguistics, and gender studies.