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Swahili. Perceptions of gender in Swahili language and society

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Abstract

1.Introduction 2.Noun classes in Swahili <br />2.1Swahili noun classification and agreement <br />2.2Animate nouns <br />2.3Coordination <br />2.4Personal nouns <br /> 3.Referring to women and men <br />3.1Lexical and covert gender <br />3.2Kinship terms and terms of address <br />3.3Overt gender marking: Attributing &#8216;female/male&#8217; <br />3.4Obscene language <br /> 4.Gendered speech <br />4.1<i>Upole</i> &#8216;gentleness&#8217;: Restrained speech as a cultural ideal on the Swahili coast <br />4.2Texts on textiles: Equivocal messages <br /> 5.Conclusion <br /> <i>Notes <br />References</i>

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