Language and Gender is a new introduction to the study of the relation between gender and language use, written by two of the leading experts in the field. It covers the main topics, beginning with a clear discussion of gender and of the resources that the linguistic system offers for the construction of social meaning. The body of the textbook offers an unprecedentedly broad and deep coverage of the interaction between language and social life, ranging from nuances of pronunciation, to conversational dynamics, to the deployment of metaphor. The discussion is organized around the contributions language makes to situated social practice rather than around linguistic structures or gender analyses. At the same time, it introduces linguistic concepts in away that is suitable for non-linguists.