Locating Power: Proceedings of the Second Berkeley Women and Language Conference


##### Cover of the Proceedings The second Women and Language Conference was held on April 4th and 5th, 1992, in Berkeley, California.

The conference proceedings were edited by Kira Hall, Mary Bucholtz, and Birch Moonwomon.


Table of Contents: Page Numbers

Karen L. Adams
Accruing power on debate floors: 1-10

Mira Ariel and Rachel Giora
Gender versus group-relations analysis of impositive speech acts: 11-22

Arnetha F. Ball
The discourse of power and solidarity: Language features of African American females and a male program leader in a neighborhood-based youth dance program: 23-35

Susan Schick Case
Organizational inequity in a steel plant: A language model: 36-48

Marisa Castellano
The ultimate gatekeeper: Sexual harassment in a job training program: 49-56

Grace P. Chan
Gender, roles, and power in dyadic conversations: 57-67

Jenny Cook-Gumperz
Gendered talk and gendered lives: Little girls being women before becoming (big) girls: 68-79

Colette G. Craig
Miss Nora, rescuer of the Rama language: A story of power and empowerment: 80-88

Penelope Eckert and Sally McConnell-Ginet
Communities of practice: Where language, gender, and power all live: 89-99

Susan Erlich and Ruth King
Feminist meanings and sexist speech communities: 100-107

Susuan Erivin-Tripp and Martin Lampert
Gender differences in the construction of humorous talk: 108-117

Genevieve Escure
Gender and linguistic change in the Belizean Creole community: 118-131

Michele Foster
"Are you with me?": Power, solidarity, and community in the discourse of African American women: 132-143

Alice F. Freed
We understand perfectly: A critique of Tannen's view of cross-sex communication: 144-152

Susan Gal
Language, gender, and power: An anthropological view: 153-161

D. Letticia Galindo and Maria Dolores Gonzales Velasquez
A sociolinguistic description of linguistic self-expression, innovation, and power among Chicanas in Texas and New Mexico: 162-170

Tara Goldstein
Language choice and women learners of English as a Second Language: 171-181

Marjorie Harness Goodwin
Orchestrating participation in events: Powerful talk among African American girls: 182-196

Alice Greenwood and Alice F. Freed
Women talking to women: The function of questions in conversation: 197-206

Kira Hall
Women's language for sale on the fantasy lines: 207-222

Kira Hall and Beth Daniels
"It's rather like embracing a textbook": The linguistic representation of the female psychoanalyst in American film: 223-239

Heide E. Hamilton
Bringing aging into the language/gender equation: 240-249

Susan Herring, Deborah Johnson, and Tamra DiBenedetto
Participation in electronic discourse in a "feminist" field: 250-262

Leanne Hinton
Sex differences in address terminology in the 1990s: 263-271

Cathryn Houghton
"Talking it out" or talking it in: An ethnography of power and language in psychotherapeutic practice: 272-285

Deborah James and Sandra Clarke
Interruptions, gender and power: A review of the literature: 286:299

Alexandre Kimenyi
Why is it that women in Rwanda cannot marry?: 300-311

H. Merle Knight
Gender interference in transsexuals' speech: 312-317

Elisabeth D. Kuhn
Playing down authority and still getting things done: Women professors get help from the institution: 318-325

Amy Kyratzis
Gender differences in the use of persuasive justification in children's pretend play: 326-337

Marianne LaFrance
When agents disappear: How gender affects the implicit causality of interpersonal verbs: 338-343

Robin Tolmach Lakoff
The silencing of women: 344-355

Holly Bea Liske
The status of the sexes: A view through language: 356-361

Anne Machunge
The politics of subordination: Linguistic discourse in organizational hierarchies: 362-370

Jacqueline J. Madhok
Effect of gender composition on group interaction: 371-385
Bonnie McElhinny
"I don't smile much anymore": Affect, gender, and the discourse of Pittsburgh police officers: 386-403

Norma Catalina Mendoza-Denton
Variation in gap length and the Anita hill/Clarence Thomas cross-examination discourse: 404-408

Miriam Meyerhoff
"We've all got to go one day, eh?": Powerlessness and solidarity in the functions of a New Zealand tag: 409-419

Birch Moonwomon
Rape, race, and responsibility: A graffiti-text political discourse: 420-429

Melanie Morton
Camille Paglia and the antifeminist backlash: Assessing discursive strategies: 430-440

Nancy Anne Niedzielski
The masculine pronouns as generic: A view from the child: 441-446

Elinor Ochs and Carolyn Taylor
Mothers' role in the everyday reconstruction of "Father knows best": 447-462

Peg O'Connor
Clarence Thomas and the survival of sexual harassment: 463-468

Yumiko Ohara
Gender-dependent pitch levels: A comparative study in Japanese and English: 469-477

Shigeko Okamato and Shie Sato
Less feminine speech among young Japanese females: 478-488

Jeong-Woon Park
A recent development in caki, a second-person pronoun in Korean: 489-500

G. Genevieve Patthry-Chavez and Madeleine Youmans
The social construction of sexual realities in heterosexual women's and men's erotic texts: 501-514

Deborah Schiffrin
Gender displays among family and friends: Taking the role of another: 515-527

Amy Sheldon
Preschool girls' discourse competence: Managing conflict: 528-539

Janet S. (Shibamoto) Smith
Linguistic privilege: "Just stating facts" in Japanese: 540-548

Dale Spender
Information management: Women's language strengths: 549-559

Laurel A. Sutton
Bitches and skankly hobags: The place of women in contemporary slang: 560-572

Mary Talbot
A synthetic sisterhood: False friends in a teenage magazine: 573-580

Senta Troemel-Ploetz
The construction of conversational equality by women: 581-589

Karen Woodman
The Goddess and the sea people: On the origins of the languages of the Minoan scripts: 590-600

Hong Zhang
"Spare women a beating for three days, they will stand on the roof and tear the house apart": Images of women in Chinese proverbs: 600-609


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