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By T. Givon

This is often the 1st of a three-volume entire reference paintings on "Gender throughout Languages", which supplies systematic descriptions of assorted different types of gender (grammatical, lexical, referential, social) in 30 languages of various genetic, typological and socio-cultural backgrounds. one of the concerns mentioned for every language are the next: what are the structural houses of the language that experience an impression at the family among language and gender? What are the implications for parts equivalent to contract, pronominalization and word-formation? How is specification of and abstraction from (referential) gender completed in language. Is empirical facts to be had for the belief that masculine/male expressions are interpreted as generics? Can traits of adaptations and alter be saw, and feature choices been proposed for a extra equivalent linguistic therapy of ladies and males? This quantity presents the root for explicitly comparative research of gender throughout languages.

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