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Language, Gender and Sexuality


Language, Gender and Sexuality

This course presents an overview of current research on language, gender and sexuality, emphasizing work across a wide range of linguistic and cultural contexts. We will first examine cross-linguistic variation in categories related to gender and sexuality and linguistic variation in representations of gender and sexual differences. We will then examine gendered variation within specific languages and gendered patterns of conversational interaction. The course will then turn to the role of language in regulating sexual markets and understandings of the body. The course will conclude by examining intersections between gender and other social categories (such as age, race, and social status) and issues related to globalization. Although the course will cover research on English, emphasis will be given to understudied languages and post-colonial contexts.

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Four-week Session


Tuesday: 10:30 am-12:20 pm
Friday: 10:30 am-12:20 pm