Native Tongue

TitleNative Tongue
Year for Search1984
AuthorsElgin, Suzette Haden(1936-2015)
Date Published1984
PublisherDAW Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

The first volume of a trilogy that traces the development of a women’s language that will allow them to function in a dystopia of male domination. This volume depicts the dystopia in which women are barely considered to be human. Women no longer have the vote, and the 25th amendment to the U.S. Constitution takes all civil rights away from women. See also her “An Update on Láaden.” Aurora Speculative Feminism, no. 23 (8.3) (Winter 1983-84): 10-13. 23-Vol-8-No-3.pdf (sf3.org), 1987 and 1994 Elgin and her A First Dictionary and Grammar of Láadan. Madison, WI: Society for the Furtherance and Study of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1985. Rev. as A First Dictionary and Grammar of Láadan. 2nd ed. Ed. Diane Martin. Madison, WI: Society for the Furtherance and Study of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1988.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. New York: The Feminist Press at The City University of New York, 2000 with “Afterword Encoding a Woman’s Language” by Susan M. Squier and Julie Vedder on 305-37.

Info Notes

See also her “An Update on Láaden.” Aurora Speculative Feminism, no. 23 (8.3) (Winter 1983-84): 10-13. 23-Vol-8-No-3.pdf (sf3.org), and  A First Dictionary and Grammar of Láadan. Madison, WI: Society for the Furtherance and Study of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1985. Rev. as A First Dictionary and Grammar of Láadan. 2nd ed. Ed. Diane Martin. Madison, WI: Society for the Furtherance and Study of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1988. 

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The female author (1936-2015) held a doctorate in linguistics from the University of California, San Diego and wrote extensively on the subject. Her birth name was Patricia Anne Suzette Wilkins​.

Full Text

1984 Elgin, Suzette Haden (1936-2015). Native Tongue. New York: DAW Books. Rpt. New York: The Feminist Press at The CityUniversity of New York, 2000 with “Afterword Encoding a Woman’s Language” by Susan M. Squier and Julie Vedder on 305-37. MoU-St, PSt

The first volume of a trilogy that traces the development of a women’s language that will allow them to function in a dystopia of male domination. This volume depicts the dystopia in which women are barely considered to be human. Women no longer have the vote, and the 25th amendment to the U.S. Constitution takes all civil rights away from women. See her “An Update on Láaden.” Aurora Speculative Feminism, no. 23 (8.3) (Winter 1983-84): 10-13. 23-Vol-8-No-3.pdf (sf3.org), also 1987 and 1994 Elgin and her A First Dictionary and Grammar of Láadan. Madison, WI: Society for the Furtherance and Study of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1985. Rev. as A First Dictionary and Grammar of Láadan. 2nd ed. Ed. Diane Martin. Madison, WI: Society for the Furtherance and Study of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1988. The female author held a doctorate in linguistics from the University of California, San Diego and wrote extensively on the subject. Her birth name was Patricia Anne Suzette Wilkins​.