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Mother Tongue

This easily digestible and scenario-rich exploration of gendered language shows how our words are contextual, cultural and ultimately changeable.

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Review of ‘Mother Tongue’

In Mother Tongue: The Surprising History of Women’s Words, Jenni Nuttall draws from decades of knowledge gleaned from studying and teaching medieval literature in order to track the origins and winding evolutions of the language used to discuss the female experience.

Nuttall arranges her history in topical chapters, opening the first chapter about anatomical terms…

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