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MM9590 Reading List

Language and Gender, 2021/22, Semester 2
Ruth Payne
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Talbot, Mary (2020) Language and gender. Third Edition. Oxford: Polity Press.  

Coates, Jennifer (2015) Women, Men and Language. London: Routledge.

Sunderland, Jane (2004) Gendered discourses. London: Palgrave. 

Burr, Vivien (2015) Social Constructionism. London. Routledge.


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General reading list

Baker, Paul (2008) Sexed texts : language, gender, and sexuality. London: Equinox.

Baker, Paul (2002) Polari : the lost language of gay men. London: Routledge.

Baxter, Judith (2003) Positioning gender in discourse : a feminist methodology. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Baxter, Judith (ed) (2006) Speaking out : the female voice in public contexts. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Baxter, Judith (2010) The language of female leadership. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Benwell, Bethan (ed) (2003) Masculinity and men's lifestyle magazines. Oxford: Blackwell.

Benwell, Bethan and Elizabeth Stokoe (2006) Discourse and identity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Cameron, Deborah (2006) On language and sexual politics. London: Routledge.

Cameron, Deborah (1995) Verbal hygiene. London: Routledge. 

Cameron, Deborah (1992) Feminism and Linguistic Theory (2nd ed.) London: Macmillan.

Cameron, Deborah (1990) The Feminist Critique of Language. London: Routledge. 2nd edition 1998.

Cameron, Deborah and Don Kulick (2003) Language and sexuality. Cambridge: CUP.

Cameron, Deborah (2007) Dreaming of Genie: Language, gender difference and identity on the web. In Sally Johnson & Astrid Ensslin (eds.) Language in the media : representations, identities, ideologies. London/New York: Continuum, pp. 234-49. Available online as an e-book

Coady, Ann. (2018) 'The origin of sexism in language' Gender and language ISSN: 1747-6321 12 (3), 271-293.Coates, Jennifer (2003) Men talk : stories in the making of masculinities Oxford: Blackwell.

Coates, Jennifer (1996) Women talk : conversation between women friends Oxford: Blackwell.

Eckert, Penelope and Sally McConnell-Ginet (2003) Language and gender. Cambridge: CUP.

Ehrlich, Susan. (2001) Representing rape : language and sexual consent. London : Routledge Harrington, Kate, Lia Litosseliti, Helen Sauntson and Jane Sunderland (eds.) (2008) Gender and language research methodologies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Jagose, Anna-Marie (1996) Queer theory : an introduction. New York: New York University Press.

Jeffries, Lesley (2007) Textual construction of the female body : a critical discourse approach. London: Longman.

Julé, Allyson (2004) Gender, participation and silence in the language classroom : sh-shushing the girls. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Jule, Allyson (ed.) (2015) Shifting visions : international gender and language research. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Kress, Gunter and Theo van Leeuwen (2006 [1996]) Reading Images: the Grammar of Visual Design. Second Edition. London: Routledge.

Kress, Gunther and Theo van Leeuwen (2001) Multimodal discourse : the modes and media of contemporary communication. London: Arnold.

Lakoff, Robin (1975) Language and Woman's Place. New York: Harper Colophon.

Lakoff, Robin (2004) Language and Woman's Place. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lazar, Michelle (ed) (2004) Feminist critical discourse analysis : gender, ideology and power London: Palgrave.

Levorato, Alessandra (2003) Language and gender in the fairy tale tradition : a linguistic analysis of old and new story telling. London: Palgrave.

Litosseliti, Lia (2006) Gender and language : theory and practice London: Edward Arnold.

Machin, David (2007) Introduction to multimodal analysis. London: Hodder Arnold.

Milani, Tommaso M. (ed.) (2016) Language and masculinities : performances, intersections, dislocations ISBN: 9781317638926 (e-book). London: Routledge.

Mills, Sara (2012) Gender matters : feminist linguistic analysis ISBN: 9781845534967 (pbk.) : £16.99; 9781845534950 (hbk.) : £50.00; 1845534956 (hbk.) : £50.00; 1845534964 (pbk.) : £16.99. London: Equinox.

Mills, Sara and Louise Mullany (2011) Language, gender and feminism : theory, methodology and practice. London: Routledge.

Sauntson, Helen and Sakis Kyratzis (eds.) (2007) Language, sexualities and desires : cross-cultural perspectives Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Spender, Dale (1980) Man Made Language. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Sunderland, Jane (2006) Language and gender : an advanced resource book. London: Routledge.

Sunderland, Jane (2011) Language, gender and children's fiction London: Continuum.

Talbot, Mary (2020) Language and gender Third Edition. Oxford: Polity Press.

Tannen, Deborah (1990) You Just Don't Understand: Men and Women in Conversation. London: Virago.

Thorne, Barrie and Nancy Henley (eds.) (1975) Language and sex : difference and dominance. Rowley, Massachusetts: Newbury House.

Thorne, Barrie, Cheris Kramarae and Nancy Henley (1983) Language, Gender and Society. Rowley, Massachusetts: Newbury House.

Whitehead, Stephen M. and Barrett Frank J. (eds.) (2001) The masculinities reader. Malden: Polity Press.


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Seminar readings

Langton, Rae. (1993) Speech Acts and Unspeakable Acts. Philosophy & public affairs. ISSN: 0048-3915 22 (4): 293-330.     

Moser, Charles & Devereux, Maura (2016) ‘Gender neutral pronouns: A modest proposal’ International journal of transgenderism ISSN: 1553-2739. Publication. doi: 10.1080/15532739.2016.1217446 [Taylor & Francis Online]     

Sunderland, Jane. (2012) ''Brown Sugar': The textual construction of femininity in two 'tiny texts' Gender and language ISSN: 1747-6321. 6 (1), 105-129.     

Taylor, Yolande & Sunderland, Jane (2003) ‘I’ve always loved women’: the representation of the male sex worker in Maxim. The sociological review. ISSN: 0038-0261; 1467-954X. 169-187     

Sunderland, J. (2020) Gender, language and prejudice:Implicit sexism in the discourse of Boris Johnson. Open Linguistics, 6 (1). pp. 323-333.      


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Additional readings that develop key topics

Asr FT, Mazraeh M, Lopes A, Gautam V, Gonzales J, Rao P, et al. (2021) The Gender Gap Tracker: Using Natural Language Processing to measure gender bias in media. PLoS ONE 16(1): e0245533.     

Barrett, R, (2009) Chapter 7: Language and Identity in Drag Queen Performances. FROM: Coupland, N, The new sociolinguistics reader . pp 250 - 257. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.     Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Baxter, Judith (2010) Chapter 6: Case Study 2: Language of Female Leadership in Action. The language of female leadership. pp. 116-146. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.     

Connell, R. W. and Messerschmidt, J. W. (2005) 'Hegemonic masculinity. Rethinking the concept' Gender & society. ISSN: 0891-2432 19 (6) 829-859.

Gustafsson Sendén M, Bäck EA and Lindqvist A (2015) Introducing a gender-neutral pronoun in a natural gender language: the influence of time on attitudes and behavior. Front. Psychol. 6:893. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00893    

Hall, K, (2009) Chapter 16: Lip Service on the Fantasy Lines. FROM: Coupland, N, The new sociolinguistics reader. pp.229 - 249. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 19/01/2018) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE  

Jaworska, Sylvia and Hunt, Sally (2017) 'Differentiations and intersections: a corpus-assisted discourse study of gender representations in the British press before, during and after the London Olympics 2012' Gender and language ISSN: 1747-6321 11 (3), 336-364.

Lindqvist, A., Renström, E.A. & Gustafsson Sendén, M. Reducing a Male Bias in Language? Establishing the Efficiency of Three Different Gender-Fair Language Strategies. Sex Roles 81, 109–117 (2019).    

MacArthur, H.J., Cundiff, J.L. & Mehl, M.R. Estimating the Prevalence of Gender-Biased Language in Undergraduates’ Everyday Speech. Sex Roles 82, 81–93 (2020).    

Vergoossen, H.P., Renström, E.A., Lindqvist, A. et al. Four Dimensions of Criticism Against Gender-Fair Language. Sex Roles 83, 328–337 (2020).    





This list was last updated on 15/12/2021