LANGUAGE, GENDER AND SEXUALITY

2 June 2020

 

Hello all IGALA-ers!

In this the latest issue of the IGALA blog we are very pleased to present an essay by Prof. Jane Sunderland (IGALA President 2006-2008) in response to the recently published Editorial by the new editors of Gender and Language (you can access the open-source editorial by following this link).

 

Many thanks to Jane for her thoughtful and insightful piece, “In praise of the Editorial”. We are sure you will enjoy reading it.

As always, we welcome your responses to any of the blog posts as well as any ideas you have for future blog topics. Please contact Ben Rowlett, the blog co-ordinator, at browlett@hkbu.edu.hk to discuss.

 

Welcome to the fifth issue of the Igala Blog, the first of 2017.

The previous fourth issues have mainly dealt with language and gender, this issue is dedicated to language and sexuality. Coming from gender, I am myself finding this field – language and sexuality – more...

In 2012, I spent several months doing ethnography with a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth group in Northern England (see Jones 2016). I approached the youth group expecting to see particular interactional patterns that would tell me something about w...

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