20 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: An 'A' level in English Language and/or Literature

Aims/Description: This module will explore the relationship between language use and gender identity. We will consider how gender has been defined in social and linguistic research and examine a variety of theoretical perspectives, methodologies and findings (incorporating both quantitiative and qualitative linguistic work). The approach is interdisciplinary (drawing upon sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology and discourse analysis) and will address the issues of power, status, socialisation and ideology.

Staff Contact: WALKER GARETH
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (English Language and Linguistics):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK