Feminist Perspectives on Language provides an accessible introduction to this complex area which redresses the balance of current feminist texts which tend to concentrate on discourse analysis and fail to emphasise the connections with feminist thought in other disciplines, such as sociology and politics. *Provides an accessible introduction to language and feminism, not solely concentrating on discourse analysis, yet also on the connections with feminist thought in other disciplines, such as sociology and politics. *Examines language both as a system and language as it is used. *Comprehensive. *Shows how a feminist critique of language can contribute to more general feminist critiques of society. *Accessible. *End of chapter exercises.