|Module Title||LANGUAGE AND GENDER|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Marilyn Martin-Jones|
|Course delivery||Lecture||10 Hours 10 x 2 hours (workshop format combined with formal teaching)|
|Assessment||Course work||The coursework will consist of an essay totalling 2,500 words (or a project which constitutes a reasonable equivalent)||50%|
|Resit assessment||All failed or missing elements of assessment to be re-taken or made good.|
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.
The lectures will be based on the following topics:
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: