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Mother Tongue: The Surprising History of Women’s Words

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ISBN: 9780593299579
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Published: Viking - August 29th, 2023

Divided into thematic chapters, covering women's bodies, roles, and behavior, Nuttall gives us the historical trajectory of words employed to converse on those topics, not only by men but also by women. This book is well-researched: the rich cultural contexts and the foreign influences on English are superbly synthesized. It helped me understand why and how the 20th Century was fertile ground for the germination of a feminist discourse. [Blanca]

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