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Gender, language and new literacy.


Gender, language and new literacy.

Ed. by Eva-Maria Thune et al.

Continuum Publishing Group


235 pages




Linguists provide a multi-lingual and cross-cultural approach to the problem of how gender is lexically and socially categorized in certain electronic word-processing software, using thesauri of Microsoft Word and Microsoft pinyin as examples. More specifically, they describe gender categorization in different languages as it is represented in that language's thesaurus database, then ponder how the categorization is related to the culture and society underlying that language. In addition to Indo-European languages, they look at Hebrew, Hungarian, Turkish, and Chinese.

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Date:Aug 1, 2007
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