Gender and Language: Towards a Feminist Pragmatics

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"Gender and Language" is the first pragmatic approach to the study of gender and language use. Christine Christie offers a systematic introduction to pragmatic approaches such as relevance theory, speech act theory, and politeness theory. Each pragmatic approach is carefully explained and illustrated using practical examples that show how pragmatics can inform feminist analyses of naturally occurring language use across a range of contexts, including news texts, informal conversation, institutional dialogue, and political ...

Gender and Language: Towards a Feminist Pragmatics 2000, Edinburgh University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780748609352

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