Mother Tongue, Father Time

Mother Tongue, Father Time

A Decade of Linguistic Revolt
Alette Olin Hill
Distribution: World
Publication date: 12/1/1986
ISBN: 978-0-253-11577-5
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“Alette Hill’s unusually insightful and captivating style, combined with her breadth of interdisciplinary detail, make this an extraordinary book.” —Wendy Martyna

“An insightful look at the changes taking place in this society, and its reflection in our language.” —Come-All-Ye

Does a women’s language—a different mother tongue—exist? With wit and a keen critical sense, Alette Hill shows how the language we speak simultaneously reflects social change as it helps create it for the future.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. Women’s Language
2. Crossing the Dialect Frontier
3. Linguists and Laypeople
4. Pronoun Envy
5. Names and Titles
6. Terms of Endearment
7. The Language Gene
8. Futurespeak

Afterword
Notes
Index