Gender and Language Research Methodologies

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Gender and Language Research Methodologies draws together for the first time the main current methodological approaches to the study of language and gender. These include sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, conversation analysis, discursive psychology, critical discourse analysis, feminist post-structuralist discourse analysis and queer theory. Each 'approach' is introduced by one of its key proponents in the field (including Ruth Wodak on CDA, Celia Kitzinger on conversation analysis and Judith Baxter on ...
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Overview

Gender and Language Research Methodologies draws together for the first time the main current methodological approaches to the study of language and gender. These include sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, conversation analysis, discursive psychology, critical discourse analysis, feminist post-structuralist discourse analysis and queer theory. Each 'approach' is introduced by one of its key proponents in the field (including Ruth Wodak on CDA, Celia Kitzinger on conversation analysis and Judith Baxter on feminist post-structuralist discourse analysis), and this is followed by chapters illustrating use of the approach. Readers (including postgraduate researchers) are thus able to consider which approach may be relevant to a given research project, and which approaches are (and are not) compatible. In sum, this book explicitly addresses and constructively problematises what in many monographs and edited collections is left implicit and unquestioned.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230550698
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/15/2008
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

KATE HARRINGTON is a consultant for the New School in New York. Her main teaching and research interests are gender and language, the history of English, conversational narrative and reported dialogue.

LIA LITOSSELITI is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at City University, London, UK. Her main research interests are in the areas of gender and language, discourse analysis, and research issues and methodologies. Her most recent books are Gender and Language (2006) and Using Focus Groups in Research (2003).

HELEN SAUNTSON is a lecturer in English Language at Birmingham University, UK. Her main teaching and research interests are in the areas of language, gender and sexuality and language in education. Recent publications include (with Sakis Kyratzis) Language, Sexualities and Desires: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (2007) and (with Liz Morrish) New Perspectives on Language and Sexual Identity (2007).

JANE SUNDERLAND is a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University, UK. She teaches 'Gender and Language' at postgraduate level and co-ordinates a 'Thesis and Coursework' PhD programme. Her most recent books are Language and Gender: an advanced resource book (2006) and Gendered Discourses (2004).

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

1 Current Research Methodologies in Gender and Language Study: Key Issues Jane Sunderland Sunderland, Jane Lia Litosseliti Litosseliti, Lia 1

Pt. 1 Sociolinguistics and Ethnography

2 Sociolinguistic and Ethnographic Approaches to Language and Gender Joan Swann Swann, Joan Janet Maybin Maybin, Janet 21

3 Reconstructing the Sex Dichotomy in Language and Gender Research: Some Advantages of Using Correlational Sociolinguistics Anna Kristina Hultgren Hultgren, Anna Kristina 29

4 Negotiating Methodologies: Making Language and Gender Relevant in the Professional Workplace Louise Mullany Mullany, Louise 43

5 Gender, Ethnicity and Religion in Spontaneous Talk and Ethnographic-Style Interviews: Balancing Perspectives of Researcher and Researched Pia Pichler Pichler, Pia 56

Pt. 2 Corpus Linguistics

6 'Eligible' Bachelors and 'Frustrated' Spinsters: Corpus Linguistics, Gender and Language Paul Baker Baker, Paul 73

7 Perpetuating Difference? Corpus Linguistics and the Gendering of Reported Dialogue Kate Harrington Harrington, Kate 85

8 The English Vocabulary of Girls and Boys: Evidence from a Quantitative Study Rosa Maria Jimenez Catalan Catalan, Rosa Maria Jimenez Julieta Ojeda Alba Alba, Julieta Ojeda 103

Pt. 3 Conversation Analysis

9 Conversation Analysis : Technical Matters for Gender Research Celia Kitzinger Kitzinger, Celia 119

10 Categories, Actions and Sequences: Formulating Gender in Talk-in-Interaction Elizabeth Stokoe Stokoe, Elizabeth 139

Pt. 4 Discursive Psychology

11 Discursive Psychology and the Study of Gender: A Contested Space Nigel Edley Edley, Nigel Margaret Wetherell Wetherell, Margaret161

12 Discursive 'Embodied' Identities of 'Half' Girls in Japan: A Multi-Perspectival Approach Laurel D. Kamada Kamada, Laurel D. 174

Pt. 5 Critical Discourse Analysis

13 Controversial Issues in Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis Ruth Wodak Wodak, Ruth 193

14 CEOs and 'Working Gals': The Textual Representation and Cognitive Conceptualisation of Businesswomen in Different Discourse Communities Veronika Koller Koller, Veronika 211

15 Harnessing a Critical Discourse Analysis of Gender in Television Fiction Konstantia Kosetzi Kosetzi, Konstantia 227

Pt. 6 Feminist Post-Structuralist Discourse Analysis

16 Feminist Post-Structuralist Discourse Analysis - A New Theoretical and Methodological Approach? Judith Baxter Baxter, Judith 243

17 Interwoven and Competing Gendered Discourses in a Pre-School EFL Lesson Harold Andres Castaneda-Pena Castaneda-Pena, Harold Andres 256

Pt. 7 Queer Theory

18 The Contributions of Queer Theory to Gender and Language Research Helen Sauntson Sauntson, Helen 271

19 Queering Gay Men's English William L. Leap Leap, William L. 283

References 297

Index 326

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