Engendering Communication:
Proceedings of the Fifth Berkeley Women and Language Conference

The Fifth Berkeley Women and Language Conference was held April 24-26 at the Berkeley Conference Center.
The proceedings were edited by Suzanne Wertheim, Ashlee C. Bailey, and Monica Corston-Oliver.

Proceedings are now available for order
Archived conference information


Table of Contents: Page Numbers

Nobuko Adachi
Gender roles, women's speech, and ethnic and community boundaries in a Japanese- Brazilian commune: 1-12

Diane Downer Anderson
"WO-MAN" meets "Callie the Torturewoman": Naming and renaming across talk and text: 13-24

Rebecca Aviel
Insidious misinterpretations: The discourse of male and female communication in acquaintance rape trials: 25-36

Rusty Barrett
The conscious linguistic construction of gay male "circuit" subculture: 37-46

Rosemary G. Beam De Azcona
Fieldwork and women's place: Roles of indigenous women in Mesoamerican linguistics: 47-58

Leela Bilmes
The softening of Britain's stiff upper lip: 59-72

Adrian Blackledge
Language and literacy at the threshold of power: The experiences of Bangladeshi women in Birmingham, UK: 73-82

Lisa Bland and Rusty Barrett
"Stick your (adj.) (noun) in my (adj.) (noun)!": Teaching women to "talk dirty": 83-90

Charles L. Briggs
Linearizing narrative, constructing experience: Terror, gender, and epistemology in stories of a cholera epidemic in Venezuela: 91-104

Deborah Cameron
"Communication skills" as a gendered discourse: 105-116

Marjorie K. M. Chan
Sentence particles je and jek in Cantonese and their distribution across gender and sentence types: 117-128

Melinda Yuen-Ching Chen
"I am an animal!" Lexical reappropriation, performativity, and queer: 129-140

Monica Corston-Oliver
The 'white wedding': Metaphors and adverstising in bridal magazines: 141-156

Louise Cunningham
Gender and dialects: Issues of social change: 157-166

Barbara Eastman and Jan Bernsten
Women learn to talk shop: Entering the skilled trades at General Motors: 167-174

Marjorie Harness Goodwin
Gender and language in cross-sex jump rope: The relevance of longitudinal studies: 175-186

Janice Gould
Telling stories to the seventh generation: 187-196

Howard Grabois
Gender, lexical organization, and L2 acquisition: 197-210

Marlis Hellinger
Gender across languages: International perspectives of language variation and change: 211-220

Jeri J. Jaeger
Brains and language: Does sex make a difference?: 221-234

Deborah Johnson-Evans
Issue one . . . women talk: Women political pundits on the McLaughlin Group: 235-246

Barbara F. Kelly
She's married, she's divorced, she's old, she's gay: Folklinguistic attitudes to use of the address term Ms: 247-258

Shari Kendall and Keller Magenau
"He's calling her Da Da!": Lesbian mothers and discursive gender ideologies in child custody cases: 259-270

Minju Kim
Cross-adoption of language between different genders: The case of the Korean kinship terms hyeng and enni: 271-284

Lisa Ann Lane
Reflections of macro-social change: Linguistic, ideological and material orientations of women to their community: 285-296

Barbara LeMaster, Megan Hitchcock, Orlando Sanchez And Tina Werner
Breaking the silence: Teaching preschool children how to participate in structured teacher-student interactions: 297-310

Susan Levesque And Susan Ehrlich
Male perpetrators/male victims: Exceptional representations of sexual assault: 311-320

Kathe Managan
Gendered language ideology in the Martinican Créolité movement: 321-332

Traci Marx and Amy Kyratzis
Gender and contextual specificity: Play theme, make-up of the group, time, and status as influences on preschoolers' language and gender display in classroom friendship group interaction: 333-346

Bonnie McElhinny
"It's a process, I guess": The role of language in building an ethnically diverse workers' co-operative for women: 347-360

Lesley Milroy
Women as innovators and norm-creators: The sociolinguistics of dialect leveling in a northern English city: 361-376

Birch Moonwomon-Baird
What do lesbians do in the daytime? Recover: 377-390

Anthony Mulac
Language in combination - does it happen any other way? Multiple-variable analysis of gender-linked language differences: 391-402

Patricia C. Nichols
Women and acts of identity in imagined communities: 403-414

Arlene Oak
Assessment and understanding: An analysis of talk in the design education critique: 415-426

Wakako Ozaki
"Gender-appropriate" language in transition: A study of sentence-final particles in Japanese: 427-438

Aneta Pavlenko
Transformation of gender in second language learning: 439-448

Ingrid Piller
Simultaneous speech in the conversations of cross-cultural couples: 461-449

Robin M. Queen
Conversational interaction among lesbians and gay men: 450-461

Suzanne Romaine
Women, land and language: Shifting metaphors and shifting languages: 473-486

Celia Elaine Rothenberg
Palestinian village women and their stories of spirit possession: 487-496

Deborah D. K. Ruuskanen
The problem of gender in translation: 497-508

Natalie Schilling-Estes
Reshaping economies, reshaping identities: Gender-based patterns of language variation in Ocracoke English: 509-520

Ben Smith
Gender bending and traditional gender in computer-mediated communication: 521-532

James Stanlaw
A new voice: The use of English as a new rhetoric in modern Japanese women's language: 533-544

Maria Stubbe
Striking a balance: Language, gender, and professional identity: 545-556

Mary M. Talbot
Choosing to refuse to be a victim: "Power feminism" and the intertextuality of victimhood and choice: 557-564

Marya Teutsch-Dwyer
Male identity and second language acquisition: 565-576

Aki Uchida
Speaking English as a gendered praxis: Japanese women's intercultural experience: 577-588

James Waldinger
Online values: Sex in chat rooms: 589-600

Hye-Sook Wang
Nonsexist language reform in Korea: An overview: 601-612

Kyoko Takashi Wilkerson
Feminist linguistic innovations on loan: Japan's borrowing privileges: 613-624

Chris L-K Yuen
Vowel devoicing and gender in Tokyo Japanese: 625-636

Ana Celia Zentella
Spanish Madonnas: U.S. Latinas and language loyalty: 637-652

Also presented at the conference but not included in this volume:

Renee Blake
What's gender got to do with it (creoles)? A sociolinguistic case study from Barbados

Victoria L. Bergvall
Theory into practice: Why theory matters in language and gender research

Alice Freed, Susan Ehrlich, Kira Hall, Norma Mendoza-Denton and Elizabeth Strand
Panel: Ideologies of "difference" in language and gender research


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