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Title Gender and language in Sub-Saharan Africa : Tradition, struggle and change / edited by Lilian Atanga, University of Dschang Cameroon ; Sibonile Edith Ellece, University of Botswana ; Lia Litosseliti, City University London ; Jane Sunderland, University of Lancaster
Published Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 331 pages) : illustrations
Series IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society ; v. 33
Impact, studies in language and society ; 33
Contents Gender and Language in Sub-Saharan Africa; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Dedication page; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Gender and language in sub-Saharan Africa: A valid epistemology?; Africa: A special continent?; Struggle and change; African 'contexts', African 'topics'?; This book; References; Part 1. Gender and linguistic description; 1. Issues of language and gender in iweto marriage as practised by the Kamba in Kenya; Introduction; The study rationale; Socio-cultural background; Kenyan normative marriage: Socio-cultural practices; Woman-to-woman marriages in Africa
Data analysis and discussionConclusion; Acknowledgements; References; 5. Variation in address forms for Nigerian married and unmarried women in the workplace; Introduction; Background; Address pattern in status-marked settings; Methods; General findings: The role of seniority; Specific findings: Women and seniority; Discussion; Conclusion; References; Part 3. Mediated masculinities and femininities; 6. A new South African man? Beer, masculinity and social change; Introduction; Carling Black Label: From cowboy to New Man; Carling Black Label True Men TV commercial
Discussion and conclusion: The New Man and social changeReferences; 7. The 'Tinto' image in contemporary Tswana songs: Masculinities in crisis?; Introduction; Tswana culture and song; Gender in the context of Botswana; Masculinity; The data; The bands; Theoretical framework and data analysis; Inferior masculinities: The semantic derogation of men in traditional songs; The 'home-breaker discourse' and Tswana masculinities; Dominant and dominated masculinities; The dogs: Criminal masculinities in Tswana songs; Constructing 'positive' masculinities?; Conclusion; References; Appendix 1
This study: Conceptualization, data and methodologyPreliminary quantitative findings; Findings and discussion; Conclusion; References; 3. Variation with gender in the tonal speech varieties of Kera (Chadic); Background: Tone in Kera; Kera consonants; This study; Perception experiment; Production experiment; Final observations; References; Part 2. Public settings and gendered language use; 4. Language, gender and social construction in a pre-school in Gaborone; Introduction; Background; Methodology; A critical approach to classroom discourse; Definitions, data analysis and discussion
Woman-to-woman marriage in KenyaIweto marriage among the Kamba; The participants in the iweto marriage; Gender and iweto; Gender in naming conventions: Discourse surrounding iweto contextualised; Kamba people's language use surrounding the institution of marriage; Discourses and ideologies surrounding Kamba marriage and the iweto institution; Sexism in Kamba: The issue of equivalents; Construction of identities in the iweto marriage; Gender implications of Kamba naming conventions; Conclusion; References; Appendix; 2. Language, gender and age(ism) in Setswana; Background
Summary Much research on gender-based violence, especially sexual assault, indicate that women are often blamed for their predicament (Ehrlich 2002; Clark 1998). Prominent among the reasons given is 'indecent dressing' - which lures 'innocent' men to commit such crimes. Context therefore plays a major role in who is blamed. To contribute to this discussion, I discuss the role of context in apportioning blame in the two cases of sexual assault on a Ghanaian female artiste (Mzbel). This is done through the analysis of linguistic data from media reports, readers and Mzbel herself. The analysis shows that
Notes Appendix 2
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-323) and index
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Subject Gender identity -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Language and sex -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Sex role -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Sexism in language -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Africa South of the Sahara -- Languages.
Form Electronic book
Author Atanga, Lilian Lem, editor
Ellece, Sibonile, editor
Litosseliti, Lia, editor
Sunderland, Jane, 1952- editor
ISBN 9027272301 (electronic bk.)
9789027272300 (electronic bk.)