Context Counts: Papers on Language, Gender, and Power by Robin Tolmach Lakoff,Laurel Sutton

By Robin Tolmach Lakoff,Laurel Sutton

Context Counts assembles, for the 1st time, the paintings of pre-eminent linguist Robin Tolmach Lakoff. A occupation that spans a few 40 years, Lakoff is still some of the most influential linguists of the 20th-century. The early papers convey the genesis of Lakoff's inquiry into the connection of language and social strength, principles later codified within the groundbreaking Language and Woman's position and speaking Power. The past due papers replicate her persisted exposition of energy dynamics past gender which are tested and represented in language.

This quantity bargains a retrospective research of Lakoff's paintings, with every one paper preceded via an creation from a well-known linguist within the box, together with either contemporaries and scholars of Lakoff's paintings, and additional, Lakoff's personal dialog with those responses. This enticing and, every now and then, relocating reevaluation will pay homage to Lakoff's far-reaching impression upon linguistics, whereas additionally serving as an strange type of autobiography revealing the a long time' lengthy evolution of a scholarly career.

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