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Mon Mar 31 2003

Books: Discourse Analysis/Feminist Linguistics: Horan

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  1. julia.ulrich, Mothers, Warriors, Guardians of the Soul: Horan

Message 1: Mothers, Warriors, Guardians of the Soul: Horan

Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 10:45:00 +0000
From: julia.ulrich <>
Subject: Mothers, Warriors, Guardians of the Soul: Horan

Title: Mothers, Warriors, Guardians of the Soul
Subtitle: Female Discourse in National Socialism 1924-1934
Series Title: Studia Linguistica Germanica 68
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter		 
Author: Geraldine Theresa Horan, University of London 
Hardback: ISBN: 3110172321, Pages: vii, 350 pages, Price: Euro 94.00 /
	 sFr 150,- / approx. US$

This study shows that women involved in National Socialism in the
years 1924-1934 developed and shaped a recognizable discourse which
communicated and reflected their position and status within the NS

The analysis is based on a variety of text-types produced by members
of NS women's organisations, and includes official correspondence,
circulars, reports, pamphlets, monographs and articles from NS women's
journals. It draws upon several areas of linguistic theory, including
feminist linguistics, semantics, pragmatics and discourse analysis,
and the salient features iden-tified in the female discourse are
placed within a sociolinguistic framework.

While previous research into the language of the NS-system has largely
ignored the possibility of a cohesive female discourse, the study
supports the idea that this discourse was dynamic, and at times
heterogeneous, whilst also displaying many self-defining and
self-referential features. It is characterized by its ambiguities and
apparent contra-dictions, which expresses separateness and difference,
yet also solidarity with the NSDAP.

>From the Contents:

1. Introduction: existence of a linguistic Frauenwelt?
2. Morpho-semantic analysis
3. Lexico-semantic analysis
4. Textual analysis
5. Conclusion

Lingfield(s): Applied Linguistics
		Discourse Analysis

Subject Language(s): German, Standard (Language code: GER)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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