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Pronoun Envy: Literary Uses of Linguistic Gender Anna Livia

Pronoun Envy: Literary Uses of Linguistic Gender

Anna Livia

Published November 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780195138528
Hardcover
248 pages
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 About the Book 

In this interdisciplinary work, Anna Livia examines a broad corpus of written texts in English and French, concentrating on those texts which problematize the traditional functioning of the linguistic gender system. They range from novels and prose poems to film scripts and personal testimonies, and in time from the 19th century to the present. Her goal is to show that rather than being a case of misguided envy, battles over gendered language are central to feminist concerns. This fresh and exciting scholarship will appeal to linguists and scholars in literary and gender studies.