New generalizations and explanations in language and gender research

  title={New generalizations and explanations in language and gender research},
  • P E N E L O P E E C K, S A L L Y M C C O N N E L L-G I N E T
  • Published 1999
Gendered linguistic practices emerge as people engage in social practices that construct them not only as girls or boys, women or men – but also as, e.g., Asian American or heterosexually active. Adequate generalizations about gendered language use and explanations of such generalizations require understanding the place of particular linguistic practices in the life of what Lave & Wenger 1991 and Wenger 1998 call a Community of Practice: a group whose joint engagement in some activity or… CONTINUE READING
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