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Bernaisch (2021)

Bernaisch, Tobias, ed. 2021: Gender in World Englishes.


About the volume:

How do women and men from around the world really speak English? Using examples from World Englishes in Africa, America, Asia, Britain and the Caribbean, this book explores the degree of variation based on gender, in native-, second- and foreign-language varieties. Each chapter is rooted in a particular set of linguistic corpora, and combines authentic records of speakers with state-of-the-art statistical modelling. It gives empirically reliable evaluations of the impact of gender on linguistic choices in the context of other (socio-)linguistic factors, such as age or speaker status, under consideration of local social realities. It analyses linguistic phenomena traditionally associated with genderlectal research, such as hedges, intensifiers or quotatives, as well as those associated with World Englishes, like the dative or genitive alternation. A truly innovative approach to the subject, this book is essential reading for researchers and advanced students with an interest in language, gender and World Englishes.



Introduction: Genderlectal Variation in the English Speaking World

Tobias Bernaisch

Localisation, Globalisation and Gender in Discourse-Pragmatics Variation in Ghanaian English

Beke Hansen

Sociolinguistic Variation in Intensifier Usage in Indian and British English

Robert Fuchs

Tag Questions and Gender in Indian English

Claudia Lange and Sven Leuckert

Hedges and Gender in the Inner and Expanding Circle

Tobias Bernaisch

The Role of Gender in Postcolonial Syntactic Choice-Making

Stefan Th. Gries, Benedikt Heller and Nina Funke

Social Constraints on Syntactic Variation

Melanie Röthlisberger

Linguistic Colloquialisation, Democratisation and Gender in Asian Englishes

Lucía Loureiro-Porto

Gender, Writing and Editing in South African Englishes: A Case Study of the Genitive Alternation

Melanie A. Law and Haidee Kotze