Language, power and gender

A tribute to Susan Ervin-Tripp (1927–2018)

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  • Amy Kyratzis University of California

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https://doi.org/10.1558/genl.19530

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Abstract

Language, power and gender: A tribute to Susan Ervin-Tripp (1927–2018)

Author Biography

Amy Kyratzis, University of California

Amy Kyratzis is Professor of Early Childhood and Language Development in the Department of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara. She uses videoethnography and microanalysis of talk to understand the linguistic and embodied practices through which children negotiate social and moral order and learn with and socialise one another in multilingual educational settings. Her articles have appeared in Research on Language and Social Interaction, Journal of Pragmatics, Pragmatics, Linguistics and Education and other journals.

References

Ervin-Tripp, Susan M. (1972) On sociolinguistic rules: alternation and co-occurrence. In Dell Hymes and John J. Gumperz (eds) Directions in Sociolinguistics: The Ethnography of Communication 213–250. Oxford: Blackwell.

Ervin-Tripp, Susan M. (1976) Is Sybil there?: the structure of some American English directives. Language in Society 5(1): 25–66. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047404500006849

Ervin-Tripp, Susan M. (1978) ‘What do women sociolinguists want?’: prospects for a research field. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 17: 17–28. https://doi.org/10.1515/ijsl.1978.17.17

Ervin-Tripp, Susan M. (1996) Context in language. In Dan Isaac Slobin, Julie Gerhardt, Amy Kyratzis and Jiansheng Guo (eds) Social Interactions, Social Context, and Language: Essays in Honor of Susan Ervin-Tripp 21–36. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Ervin-Tripp, Susan M. (2001) The place of gender in developmental pragmatics: cultural factors. Research on Language and Social Interaction 34(1): 131–147. https://doi.org/10.1207/S15327973RLSI3401_6

Ervin-Tripp, Susan M. (2017) Susan-Ervin-Tripp: a life of research in psycholinguistics and work for the equity of women. Interview conducted by Shanna Farrell in 2016, Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. https://ohc-search.lib.berkeley.edu/catalog/MASTER_2067

Ervin-Tripp, Susan M. and Lampert, Martin D. (1992) Gender differences in the construction of humorous talk. In Kira Hall, Mary Bucholtz and Birch Moonwomon (eds) Proceedings of the Second Berkeley Women and Language Conference Vol. 1 108–117. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Women and Language Group.

Ervin-Tripp, Susan M. and Mitchell-Kernan, Claudia (eds) (1977) Child Discourse. New York: Academic.

Ervin-Tripp, Susan M., O’Connor, Mary C. and Rosenberg, Jarrett (1984) Language and power in the family. In Cheris Kramarae, Muriel Schulz and William M. O’Barr (eds) Language and Power 116–135. Belmont, CA: Sage.

Lampert, Martin D. and Ervin-Tripp, Susan M. (2006) Risky laughter: teasing and self-directed joking among male and female friends. Journal of Pragmatics 38(1): 51–72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2005.06.004

Kyratzis, Amy (1992) Gender differences in the use of persuasive justifications in children’s pretend play. In Kira Hall, Mary Bucholtz and Birch Moonwomon (eds) Locating Power: Proceedings of the Second Berkeley Women and Language Conference Vol. 2 326–337. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Women and Language Group.

Kyratzis, Amy (2007) Using the social organizational affordances of pretend play in American preschool girls’ interactions. Research on Language and Social Interaction 40(4): 321–352. https://doi.org/10.1080/08351810701471310

Kyratzis, Amy (2018) Enregistering reading and Papá voices in peer bilingual play: Mexican heritage children’s scaling practices at a bilingual U.S. preschool. Journal of Pragmatics 144: 109–126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2018.06.006

Kyratzis, Amy and Guo, Jiansheng (2001) Preschool girls’ and boys’ verbal conflict strategies in the U.S. and China: cross-cultural and contextual considerations. Research on Language and Social Interaction 34(1): 45–74. https://doi.org/10.1207/S15327973RLSI3401_3

Kyratzis, Amy, Marx, Traci and Wade, Evelyn Reder (2001) Preschoolers’ communicative competence: register shift in the marking of power in different contexts of friendship group talk. First Language 21(63): 387–431. https://doi.org/10.1177/014272370102106308

Mitchell-Kernan, Claudia (1971) Language Behavior in a Black Urban Community. Berkeley, CA: Language and Behavior Research Lab.

Poussaint, Alvin F. (20 August 1967) A Negro psychiatrist explains the Negro psyche. New York Times, pp. 52 ff.

Slobin, Dan Isaac, Gerhardt, Julie, Kyratzis, Amy and Guo, Jiansheng (eds) (1996) Social Interaction, Social Context, and Language: Essays in Honor of Susan Ervin-Tripp. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

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2021-03-25

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Kyratzis, A. (2021). Language, power and gender: A tribute to Susan Ervin-Tripp (1927–2018). Gender and Language, 15(1), online only. https://doi.org/10.1558/genl.19530

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