The politics of difference in twenty-first century America

women, men and language


  • Alice F. Freed Montclair State University



women, men and language, language, men, women, twenty-first century, politics of difference, politics, twenty-first century America, America

Author Biography

Alice F. Freed, Montclair State University

Alice F. Freed is Professor Emerita of Linguistics at Montclair State University. She chaired Linguistics at Montclair (1986–1993, 1995), served on the LSA Committee on the Status of Women (1992–1995) and was a discourse analysis consultant at AT&T Labs (2002–2004). Her book publications include The Semantics of English Aspectual Complementation (Reidel, 1979), Rethinking Language and Gender Research: Theory and Practice (with Victoria Bergvall and Janet Bing, Longman, 1996) and ‘Why Do You Ask?’: The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse (with Susan Ehrlich, Oxford, 2010).


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How to Cite

Freed, A. F. (2021). The politics of difference in twenty-first century America: women, men and language. Gender and Language, 15(1), 104–110.



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