Book Review: Innovations and Challenges: Women, Language and Sexism

Gadah Brahim Aleidan



This review evaluates Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard’s 2020 collection Innovations and Challenges: Women, Language and Sexism. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the complex relationships between women, language, and sexism. Using various methodologies, including critical applied discourse analysis, multimodality, and interactional sociolinguistics to critically analyze gendered discursive constructions of social practices in various public and private settings, the book discusses both practical and theoretical aspects of issues related to women, language, and sexism. The book provides an important contribution to the field of language and gender.


Keywords: book review, women, language and sexism

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Caldas-Coulthard, C. R. (Ed.). (2020). Innovations and challenges: Women, language and sexism. Routledge.

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