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The Resource Gender shifts in the history of English, Anne Curzan

Gender shifts in the history of English, Anne Curzan

Label
Gender shifts in the history of English
Title
Gender shifts in the history of English
Statement of responsibility
Anne Curzan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How and why did grammatical gender, found in Old English and in other Germanic languages, gradually disappear from English and get replaced by a system where the gender of nouns and the use of personal pronouns depend on the natural gender of the referent? How is this shift related to "irregular agreement" (such as she for ships) and "sexist" language use (such as generic he) in Modern English, and how is the language continuing to evolve in these respects? Anne Curzan's accessibly written and carefully researched study is based on extensive corpus data, and will make a major contribution by providing a historical perspective on these often controversial questions. It will be of interest to researchers and students in history of English, historical linguistics, corpus linguistics, language and gender, and medieval studies."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
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Curzan, Anne
Dewey number
425
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1211
LC item number
.C87 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in English language
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  • English language
  • English language
  • Linguistic change
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Changement linguistique
  • Geslacht (taalkunde)
  • Engels
  • Grammaticale functie
  • Semantische functies
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Histoire
  • Variation de langage
  • Linguistique historique
  • Genre (Grammaire)
  • Sprachwandel
  • Genus
  • Geschichte
  • Historische Grammatik
  • Englisch
  • Altenglisch
Label
Gender shifts in the history of English, Anne Curzan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51568856
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780521820073
Lccn
2003273210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51568856
Label
Gender shifts in the history of English, Anne Curzan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51568856
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780521820073
Lccn
2003273210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51568856

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