Gender and Politeness by Sara MillsGender and Politeness by Sara Mills

Gender and Politeness

bySara Mills

Paperback | August 11, 2003

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Challenging the notion that women are necessarily always more polite than men (as language and gender literature claim), Sara Mills discusses the complex relationship between gender and politeness. Mills argues that, although women speakers, drawing on stereotypes of femininity, can appear to be acting more politely than men, there are many circumstances where women will act as "impolitely" as men.
Title:Gender and PolitenessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:August 11, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521009197

ISBN - 13:9780521009195

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Rethinking linguistic interpretation; 2. Theorising politeness; 3. Politeness and impoliteness; 4. Theorising gender; 5. Gender and politeness; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.

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'... a timely reconsideration of gender and politeness ... this book has a great deal to offer researchers in various sub-disciplines of linguistics. It challenges taken-for-granted assumptions which will enable linguistic analysis to become a more theoretically complex activity, and I firmly believe that this publication will be a highly influential and authoritative text in gender and politeness research for many years to come.' Journal of Politeness Research