Topic: Language and Identities: Gender, Ethnicity and Class

  1. Choose one recent example (published/posted since 1st January 2020) of an item from a magazine/newspaper/TV or radio programme/website and discuss how the use of language in the article reinforces or subverts dominant social constructions around gender and/or sexuality. This could include attention to discourses, stereotypes, social actors, metaphors, or any other linguistic features you consider worthy of remark. Include a copy of the item analysed as an appendix to your essay.

some recommended references:

Butler, J. (1990). Gender trouble: Feminism and the subversion of identity. Routledge.

Eckert, P., & McConnell-Ginet, S. (1992). Think practically and look locally: Language and gender as community-based practice. Annual Review of Anthropology, 21, 461–490.

Eckert, P., & McConnell-Ginet, S. (2013). Language and gender (2nd edn). Cambridge University Press.

Gal, S. (1979). Language shift: Social determinants of linguistic change in bilingual Austria. Academic Press.

Goffman, E. (1977). The arrangement between the sexes. Theory and Society, 4(3), 301–331.

Holmes, J. (2006) “The Role of Gender in Workplace Talk”

Lawson, R. (2020). Language and Masculinities: History, Development, and Future. Annual Review of Linguistics, 6, 409–434.

Coates, 2013 on discursive production of heterosexualitySingle File

Coffey-Glover, Ideologies of masculinities in women’s magazines.

Type of assignment: Essay

Subject: English

Pages: 7/1925

Style: Harvard

Language: Uk

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