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Gender and the Language of Illness

ISBN-10: 0230222358

ISBN-13: 9780230222359

Edition: 2010

Authors: Jonathan Charteris-Black, Clive Seale

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List price: $151.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 7/7/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 247
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Geza Vermes was a religious scholar who became one of the "essential translators and a vocal advocate for their broad dissemination" of the Dead Sea Scrolls, according to the New York Times. Until his death, he was a Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies and Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, but continued to teach at the Oriental Institute in Oxford. He was born on June 22, 1924, in Hungary and died on May 8, 2013, after a recurrence of cancer. He was 88.

Clive Seale is Professor of Medical Sociology at Queen Mary University of London.

List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Gender and the Language of Illness
Introduction - sex, gender and identity
Difference: Sex, sex roles and comparison
Introduction
Sex
Sex roles
Comparison of sex and sex roles
Gender as performance
Introduction
Communities of practice
Discourse
Illness, language and social variables
Illness and language
Illness and gender
Language and age
Language and social class
Summary
Methods for Investigating Gender and Language
Introduction
Variationist sociolinguistics
Corpus-based research
Concepts related to corpus research
Keywords
Key concepts
Keywords and key concepts compared
Deriving discourses from keywords and key concepts
Corpus and sub-corpora
The full matched sample
The social class (SEC) matched sample
The age matched sample
The specific illness sample
Summary
Men's Traditional Discourse of Illness: Distancing and Avoidance
Introduction: Men and discourses of illness
Linguistic strategy: Reification
Linguistic strategy: Deictic distancing
Linguistic strategy: Distancing through abstractions
Introduction
'Solution/s'
'System/s'
'Pattern/s' and 'technique/s'
Discursive style: Avoidance through sports talk
Discursive style: Swearing
Summary
A Feminine Discourse of Illness: Transformation and Modality
Introduction
Feminine discourse of illness
Overview
Verb analysis
Feminine discursive style: Low modality
Analysis of mental process verb (cognitive): 'Think/Thought'
Analysis of mental process verb (cognitive): 'Mean'
Elaboration
Explanation
Contrastive function
Analysis of mental process verb (cognitive): 'Imagine'
Analysis of mental process verb (cognitive): 'Know'
Feminine discursive style: High modality
Analysis of mental process verb (cognitive): 'Knew'
Analysis of mental process verb (affective): 'Need'
Analysis of mental process verb (affective): 'Want'
Summary
Emotional Disclosure: Socio-economic Classification, Age and Gender
Introduction: Gender and emotion
Socio-economic classification (SEC)
Overview - Emotional disclosure
Low SEC women
High SEC men
High SEC women
Low SEC men
Age and emotion
Overview
Younger men
Younger women
Older men
Older women
Summary
Experience of Support: Gender, Class and Age
Research on support
The experience of support
Overview
Gender specific use of support-related lexis
Socio-economic classification (SEC)
Age
Sources of support
Men's sources of support: 'People: Male' and 'Belonging to a group'
Women's sources of support: 'Kin' and 'family'
Analysis of family
Analysis of non-family
Modes of communication
Use of 'talk'
Use of 'phone'
Use of reported speech
Use of 'write'
Summary
Illness Type and Gender
Introduction
The language of illness experience
Heart disease
Key concepts: Measurement and time
Lifestyle change and self-transformation
Interaction between heart disease and gender
Overview
Key concept analysis of gender and heart disease
Summary
Conclusion
Men's Key Concepts (Full Matched Sample)
Women's Key Concepts (Full Matched Sample)
Significance Levels for Log-Likelihood Test
Demographic Sample of the British National Corpus
References
Index