Module Identifier ED32320  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Professor Marilyn Martin-Jones  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours 10 x 2 hours (workshop format combined with formal teaching)  
Assessment Exam   3 Hours   50%  
  Course work   The coursework will consist of an essay totalling 2,500 words (or a project which constitutes a reasonable equivalent)   50%  
Further details  

Brief description
This module will focus on three distinct phases in the study of language and gender: (1) the early research on gender `differences? in the speech of women and men, carried out in the mid to late 1970s; (2) the Anglo-American research on asymmetries in conversational interactions, developed in the early to mid 1980s; and, (3) recent work (in the late 1980s and 1990s) on discourse and the construction of gendered identities (masculinities and femininities). Illustrative studies, from both institutional and lifeworld settings, will be selected. Particular attention will be given to studies of interaction in educational settings and to studies of different types of media texts (print and broadcast media). In addition, time will be set aside for consideration of current debates about language, gender and equal opportunities.


Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

Reading Lists
Graddol, D. and Swann, J.. (1989) Gender Voices. Oxford: Blackwell
Swann, J. 1992. (1992) Girls, Boys and Language. Oxford: Blackwell
Talbot, M.. (1998) Language and Gender. Cambridge: Polity Press