Gender And The Language Of Illness by J. Charteris-blackGender And The Language Of Illness by J. Charteris-black

Gender And The Language Of Illness

byJ. Charteris-black, C. Seale

Hardcover | July 7, 2010

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This book presents an investigation of the influence of gender, social class, age and illness type in the language of people talking about their experiences of illness. It shows evidence of both conformity with and resistance to gender stereotypes.
JONATHAN CHARTERIS-BLACK is Professor of Linguistics in the University of the West of England, UK, and formerly Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey. He is author of: Corpus Approaches to Critical Metaphor Analysis (2004), Politicians and Rhetoric: The Persuasive Power of Metaphor (2005) and Communication and Leadership: The De...
Title:Gender And The Language Of IllnessFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:July 7, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230222358

ISBN - 13:9780230222359

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Table of Contents

Gender and the Language of Illness
Methods for Investigating Gender and Language
Men's Traditional Discourse of Illness: Distancing and Avoidance
A Feminine Discourse of Illness: Transformation and Modality
Emotional Disclosure: Socio-Economic Classification, Age and Gender
Experience of Support: Gender, Social Class and Age
Illness Type and Gender
Appendix 1 - Men's Key Concepts (full matched sample)
Appendix 2 - Women's Key Concepts (full matched sample)
Appendix 3 - Significance levels for log likelihood test
Appendix 4 - Demographic Sample of the British National Corpus