LING-343 Women, Men, and Language
Fall for 2013-2014
Spring for 2013-2014
Understanding the links between language and gender can lead to a deeper understanding of the functioning of language, as well as the sociohistorical contingency of gender difference and its political implications. In this course, we will be introduced to the field of language and gender, overviewing important research and major theoretical approaches to gendered linguistic practice. Through lectures, group exercises, weekly readings, class discussions and data analysis, the course will cover topics including gender as cultural difference, power, and social practice; sexist and heterosexist language; language and gender in interaction (including turn-taking and gossip); the linguistic construction of masculine and feminine styles; cross-cultural perspectives on language and gender; and language and sexuality. Students will also learn to gather and analyze their own data, emphasizing the development of skills in linguistic analysis, critical thinking, and argumentative writing.
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