Module Identifier ED32320  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mr Robert Morris Jones  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mrs Ffion M Hoare, Miss Jiska M Engelbert  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours. 10 x 2 hours (workshop format combined with formal teaching)  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam3 Hours  50%
Semester Assessment Course Work: The coursework will consist of an essay totalling 2,500 words (or a project which constitutes a reasonable equivalent)50%
Supplementary Assessment All failed or missing elements of assessment to be re-taken or made good. 

Learning outcomes

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

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.



The lectures will be based on the following topics:

Reading Lists

** Should Be Purchased
Talbot, Mary (1998.) Language and gender :an introduction /Mary M. Talbot. Blackwell Publishers 0745616798
Askew, Sue. (1988.) Boys don't cry :boys and sexism in education /Sue Askew and Carol Ross. Open University Press 0335102964
Cameron, Deborah (1992.) Feminism and Linguistic Theory /Deborah Cameron. Macmillan 0333558898
Cameron, Deborah (1992.) Feminism and linguistic theory /Deborah Cameron. Macmillan 033355888XCASED
Cameron, Deborah (2006.) On language and sexual politics /Deborah Cameron. Routledge 0415373433
Coates, Jennifer. (2004.) Women, men and language :a sociolinguistic account of gender differences in language /Jennifer Coates. Pearson Education 0582771862
Coates, Jennifer. (2004.) Women, men and language :a sociolinguistic account of gender differences in language /Jennifer Coates. Longman 0582771862PBK
Crawford, Mary (1995.) Talking difference :on gender and language /Mary Crawford. SAGE 0803988281
Gauntlett, David. (2002 (various p) Media, gender and identity :an introduction /David Gauntlett. Routledge 0415189594
Gibbon, Margaret. (1999.) Feminist perspectives on language /Margaret Gibbon. Addison Wesley Longman 0582356369
Graddol, David. (1989.) Gender voices /David Graddol and Joan Swann. Basil Blackwell 0631137335
Holmes, Janet (2003.) The handbook of language and gender / edited by Janet Holmes and Miriam Meyerhoff. Blackwell Publishing 0631225021HBK
Litosseliti, Lia. (2006.) Gender and language :theory and practice /Lia Litosseliti. Hodder Arnold 0340809590
Mac an Ghaill, Mairtin. (1994.) The making of men :masculinities, sexualities and schooling /Mairtin Mac an Ghaill. Open University Press 0335157815
Mills, Sara (2003.) Gender and politeness /Sara Mills. Cambridge University Press 0521810841HBK
Pauwels, Anne. (1998.) Women changing language /Anne Pauwels. Longman 0582099625
Scraton, Sheila (1992.) Shaping up to womanhood :gender and girls' physical education /Sheila Scraton. Open University Press 033509693X
Skelton, Christine. (2001.) Schooling the boys :masculinities and primary education /Christine Skelton. Open University Press 0335206964
Stanworth, Michelle. (1983.) Gender and schooling :a study of sexual divisions in the classroom /Michelle Stanworth. Hutchinson Education 0091511615
Sunderland, Jane (2006.) Language and gender :an advanced sourcebook /Jane Sutherland. Routledge 0203456491
Sunderland, Jane. (2004.) Gendered discourses /Jane Sunderland. Palgrave Macmillan 1403913447HARDBACK
Tannen, Deborah. (1994.) Gender and discourse /Deborah Tannen. Oxford University Press 0195089758
Thorne, Barrie (1993.) Gender play :girls and boys in school /Barrie Thorne. Open University Press 0335191231
(1997.) Gender and discourse /edited by Ruth Wodak. Sage 0761950990
(1995.) Gender articulated :language and the socially constructed self /Kira Hall and Mary Bucholtz, editors. Routledge 0415913985
(2002.) Gender identity and discourse analysis /edited by Lia Litosseliti, Jane Sunderland. John Benjamins Pub. 1588112136
(2000.) Gendered speech in social context :perspectives from gown and town /edited by Janet Holmes. Victoria University Press 0864734026
(1994.) Gendering the reader /edited by Sara Mills. Harvester Wheatsheaf 0745011306
(2001.) Investigating gender :contemporary perspectives in education /edited by Becky Francis and Christine Skelton. Open University 033520788X
(1998.) Language and gender :a reader /edited by Jennifer Coates. Blackwell 0631195955
(1995.) Language and gender :interdisciplinary perspectives /edited by Sara Mills. Addison Wesley Longman 0582226317
(1983.) Language, gender, and society /edited by Barrie Thorne, Cheris Kramarae and Nancy Henley. Heinle & Heinle 0838429378PBK
(1980 (various p) Learning to lose :sexism and education /edited by Dale Spender and Elizabeth Sarah. Women's Press 0704338637PBK
(1992.) Men, masculinity and the media /edited by Steve Craig. Sage Pubnslications 0803941625
(1996.) Rethinking language and gender research :theory and practice /edited by Victoria L. Bergvall, Janet M. Bing, Alice F. Freed. Longman 0582265746
(1998.) The feminist critique of language :a reader /edited with an introduction by Deborah Cameron. Routledge 0415163994


This module is at CQFW Level 6