Bringing together a selection of some of the author's key papers on language and gender, this book provides an overview of the development of language and gender studies over the last 30 years, with particular emphasis on conversational data and on single sex friendship groups.
Jennifer Coates is Emeritus Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Roehampton, UK. Her chief research interests are language, gender and sexuality, turn-taking in conversation, and conversational narrative. Her published work includes Women, Men and Language; Women Talk. Conversation Between Women Friends; Men Talk: Stories in the Making of Masculinities; and The Sociolinguistics of Narrative (co-editor).
Introduction PART I: LANGUAGE IN ALL-FEMALE GROUPS 1. Women's Stories 2. So I Mean I Probably.... 3. Competing Discourses of Femininity 4. Changing Femininities 5. Women Behaving Badly PART II: LANGUAGE IN ALL-MALE GROUPS 6. One-at-a-Time 7. So I Thought 'Bollocks to it' 8 'My Mind is With You" 9. ''Everyone Was Convinced That We Were Closet Fags' PART III: GENDERED TALK IN OTHER CONTEXTS 10. Language, Gender and Career 11. Having a Laugh 12. Turn-Taking Patterns in Deaf Friends' Talk PART IV: LANGUAGE AND GENDER - CHANGING THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS 13. The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Mars and Venus in Language and Gender Research References Index