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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 and ethnography, 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 uses of the approach. Readers (including postgraduate researchers) are thus able to consider which approach may be relevant to a given research project. They are also encouraged to consider the important question of the combination of approaches: 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.


Description

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 and ethnography, 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 uses of the approach. Readers (including postgraduate researchers) are thus able to consider which approach may be relevant to a given research project. They are also encouraged to consider the important question of the combination of approaches: 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.


Contents

Notes on Contributors
Current Research Methodologies in Gender and Language Study: Key Issues; J.Sunderland& L.Litosseliti
PART 1: SOCIOLINGUISTICS AND ETHNOGRAPHY
Sociolinguistic and Ethnographic Approaches to Language and Gender; J.Swann& J.Maybin
Reconstructing the Sex Dichotomy in Language and Gender Research: Some Advantages of Using Correlational Sociolinguistics; A.K.Hultgren
Negotiating Methodologies: Making Language and Gender Relevant in the Professional Workplace; L.Mullany
Gender, Ethnicity and Religion in Spontaneous Talk and Ethnographic-Style Interviews: Balancing Perspectives of Researcher and Researched; P.Pichler
PART 2: CORPUS LINGUISTICS
'Eligible' Bachelors and 'Frustrated' Spinsters: Corpus Linguistics, Gender and Language; P.Baker
Perpetuating Difference? Corpus Linguistics and the Gendering of Reported Dialogue; K.Harrington
The English Vocabulary of Girls and Boys: Similarities or Differences? Evidence From a Quantitative Study; R.Jimenez Catalan& J.Ojeda Alba
PART 3: CONVERSATION ANALYSIS
Conversation Analysis: Technical Matters for Gender Research; C.Kitzinger
Categories, Actions and Sequences: Formulating Gender in Talk-In-Interaction; E.Stokoe
PART 4: DISCURSIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Discursive Psychology and the Study of Gender: A Contested Space; N.Edley& M.Wetherell
Discursive 'Embodied' Identities of 'Half' Girls in Japan: A Multi-Perspectival Approach; L.D.Kamada
PART 5: CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
Controversial Issues in Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis; R.Wodak
CEOs and 'Working Gals': The Textual Representation and Cognitive Conceptualisation of Businesswomen in Different Discourse Communities; V.Koller
Harnessing a Critical Discourse Analysis of Gender in Television Fiction; K.Kosetzi
PART 6: FEMINIST POST-STRUCTURALIST DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
Feminist Post-Structuralist Discourse Analysis - A New Theoretical and Methodological Approach?; J.Baxter
Interwoven and Competing Gendered Discourses in a Preschool EFL Lesson; H.Castaneda-Pena
PART 7: QUEER THEORY
The Contributions of Queer Theory to Gender and Language Research; H.Sauntson
Queering Gay Men's English; W.Leap
References
Index


Authors

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 research interests are in the areas of gender and language, discourse analysis, and research issues and methodologies. She is the author of Gender and Language: Theory and Practice (2006) and Using Focus Groups in Research (2003), co-editor of Gender Identity and Discourse Analysis (2002), and editor of Research Methods in Linguistics (forthcoming).
 
HELEN SAUNTSON is Head of Programme - MA TESOL at York St John 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).