Speaking Volumes: Women, Reading, and Speech in the Age of Austen
Stanford University Press
By Patricia Howell Michaelson '75
April 1, 2002
A study of English women and language, both oral and written, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Utilizing a wide range of contemporary sources, the author, an associate professor of literary studies at the University of Texas, Dallas, draws new and insightful conclusions about “woman’s language” in that era. The result is a significant contribution to feminist linguistic scholarship.