Linguistics
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This entry gives an overview of the study of gender in the field of linguistics in relation to Islamic cultures. Gender has been specifically studied in relation to society in the sub-field of sociolinguistics, which is concerned with the interaction between language and society. The entry deals first with the sources used by linguists to study gender in the Islamic world. Then the methods used to examine language in re…

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Bassiouney, Reem, “Linguistics”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0054>
First published online: 2009



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