New Linguistics Book Examines Gender and Language Patterns

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Co-authors combine decades of experience to offer an accessible, thoughtful analysis in "Making the Invisible Visible".

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“These language patterns guide what and how we learn and remember, our perceptions, and our behaviors, including our communication. This book pulls back the veil imposed in language and illuminates how gender in language impacts our daily lives.”

The impact of gender on everyday language is examined in great detail in “Making the Invisible Visible: Gender in Language” (published by iUniverse), the new e-book by Anita Taylor, M. J. Hardman and Catherine Wright.

“Largely invisible language patterns mediate all that is human,” the authors note. “These language patterns guide what and how we learn and remember, our perceptions, and our behaviors, including our communication. This book pulls back the veil imposed in language and illuminates how gender in language impacts our daily lives.”

Concise and easy to understand, “Making the Invisible Visible” presents a relevant explanation of how two basic daily life components – gender and language – interact and how they affect various outcomes. The authors set themselves apart by focusing on language patterns as a whole, instead of narrowing their focus to basic speech patterns.

“Making the Invisible Visible”
By Anita Taylor, M. J. Hardman and Catherine Wright
E-Book | ISBN 9781491701416
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Authors

Anita Taylor, professor emerita of communication and women's studies at George Mason University, has focused on understanding gender in communication for over 30 years. With a doctorate from University of Missouri – Columbia and a master’s degree from Kansas State University, she has sought to help people live and work more effectively in a variety of gendered worlds.

M. J. Hardman is professor emerita of linguistics and anthropology and affiliated with women's studies at the University of Florida. She has specialized in the Jaqi languages and in gender as manifested in language and culture. Hardman has published a grammar of the Aymara and Jaqi languages as well as bi-lingual learning materials and cultural resources. For more information, visit http://clas.ufl.edu/users/hardman.

Catherine Wright is the designer and primary architect of the web pages that provide support for this book. As undergraduate adviser and term associate professor of communication at George Mason University, she focuses on computer-mediated communication and the various means people use to transmit information to each other. Among other courses, she emphasizes media and society, business and professional communication, web development and communication. For more information, visit http://classweb.gmu.edu/cwright5.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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