suggestions for matriarchal languages sources

Cook, Jeanmarie JCOOK at CSBSJU.EDU
Mon Sep 29 17:06:54 UTC 2003

Hello all:

I am interested in examining matriarchal languages for their social
consequences.  I have been trying to gather sources on the Mosou people
in western China that Joseph Rock wrote about in the 1930s, and I have
some information on the Han women who spoke/wrote Nu Shu in Hunan
Province, China.  

Do any of you have recommendations for me about other languages I could
be looking at?  While I come at this from an intercultural communication
and gender and communication perspective, I am interested in research
from anthropological, sociological, and linguistic perspectives.

Thank you for any ideas you may have.

Jeanne Cook
St. John's University
Collegeville, Minnesota, USA
jcook at

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