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Title Women's language : an analysis of style and expression in letters before 1800 / edited by Eva Haettner Aurelius, Hedda Gunneng, Jon Helgason
Published Lund : Nordic Academic Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (260 pages) : illustrations
Contents Theoretical foundation / Eva Hættner Aurelius -- Linguistic stylistics : methodological considerations / Hedda Gunneng & Börje Westlund -- Medieval letters in Latin / Hedda Gunneng -- Swedish letters c.1700-1740 and c.1740-1800 / Marie Löwendahl & Börje Westlund -- Letters in French in the eighteenth century / Elisabet Hammar -- English letters from the long eighteenth century / Lena Olsson -- German letters in the eighteenth century / Jon Helgason -- Project summary and conclusions / Hedda Gunneng
Summary By linguistic close-reading of more than a thousand letters from the 12th through the 18th centurieswritten in Latin, Swedish, French, German, and Englishthis compilation analyzes the differences in language and communication between women and men. Armed with an exhaustive stylistic analysis, this volume attempts to answer the question Is there a special niche reserved for women's language? As it pinpoints the variations in how women expressed themselves when addressing men or other women, this detailed investigation of style and expression comes to the conclusion that there is no evidence for a particular female language; however, this authoritative work is a joy to follow for anyone interested in language, linguistics, stylistic analysis, and gender
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Letters -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Women -- Language.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Gunneng, Hedda, editor of compilation
Haettner Aurelius, Eva, 1948- editor of compilation
Helgason, Jon, 1971- editor of compilation
ISBN 9187121883 (electronic bk.)
9187121891 (electronic bk.)
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