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Gender and Language Resources

This page contains links to articles, books, and journals relevant to gender and language studies.

Page creators:
Amy Sheldon, Professor, Communication Studies,

Table of Contents:

  • Communication Monographs
    Published in March, June, September & December, reports original, theoretically grounded research dealing with human symbolic exchange across the broad spectrum of interpersonal, group, organizational, cultural and mediated contexts in which such activities occur.
  • Critical Discourse Studies
    Critical Discourse Studies is a new journal dedicated to critical study of discourse in research within the social sciences and humanities. It aims to have a broader interdisciplinary appeal than existing journals, and to publish theoretical as well as analytical contributions. The journal has been established in response to the rapidly increasing use of critical discourse studies and critical discourse analysis in many disciplines. It also aims to connect critical academic research with practical concerns and agendas, including those of poliical camaigns and social movements." (Description from Routledge, the publisher).
  • Discourse & Communication
    New journal (as from 2007) covering the interdisciplinary field between discourse and communication studies, propagating qualitative discourse analysis in the study of issues in communication.
  • Discourse & Society
    "Discourse & Society is a multidisciplinary journal whose major aim is to publish outstanding research at the boundaries of discourse analysis and the social sciences. It focuses on explicit theory formation and analysis of the relationships between the structures of text, talk, language use, verbal interaction or communication, on the one hand, and societal, political or cultural micro- and macrostructures and cognitive social representations, on the other hand."
  • Discourse Processes
    The official journal for the Society for Text and Discourse. Features articles in all areas of discourse analysis, and especially in the field of the psychology of discourse processing.
  • Discourse Studies
    International and multidiscplinary journal for the study of discourse. Publishes especially work in discourse linguistics, conversation analysis, the psychology of text processing, and cultural studies of discourse.
  • International Journal of Language, Society and Culture
    "A refereed international internet journal publishing articles and reports dealing with theoretical as well as practical issues focusing on the link between language, society and culture within a socio-cultural context or beyond its boundary."
  • Journal of Pragmatics
    " The journal (...) provides a forum for pragmatic studies in sociolinguistics, general linguistics, conversation analysis, discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics, computational linguistics, applied linguistics and other areas of linguistic research."
  • Journal of Sociolinguistics
    "The journal is concerned with language in all its dimensions, macro and micro, as formal features or abstract discourses, as situated talk or written text."
  • Language and Communication
    "This journal is unique in that it provides a forum devoted to the discussion of topics and issues in communication which is of interdisciplinary significance. It publishes contributions from researchers in all fields relevant to the study of verbal and non-verbal communication."
  • Language in Society
    The classical journal of sociolinguistics. Also publishes studies on discourse.
  • Political Communication
    "The journal welcomes all research methods and analytical viewpoints that advance understanding of the practices, processes, and policy implications of political communication in all its forms."
  • Quarterly Journal of Speech
    Published in February, May, August and November, includes articles, research reports, and book reviews of interest to persons across a broad spectrum of the communication arts. QJS tends to be humanistic in its orientation. QJS presents research that is original, significant, and designed to further understanding of the processes of human communication, particularly in its rhetorical and cultural dimensions.
  • Semiotica
    Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies.
  • Social Semiotics
    "Social Semiotics invites papers that carry out textual analyses framed by a rigorous understanding of political economy, processes of production and/or patterns of consumption, and issues of embodiment, both race and gender."
  • Text
    Text & Talk: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Language, Discourse & Communication Studies (founded as TEXT in 1981) is an internationally recognized forum for interdisciplinary research in language, discourse, and communication studies, focusing, among other things, on the situational and historical nature of text/talk production; the cognitive and sociocultural processes of language practice/action; and participant-based structures of meaning negotiation and multimodal alignment.
  • Written Communication
    "Provides a forum for the free exchange of ideas, theoretical viewpoints and methodological approaches that better define and further develop thought and practice in the exciting study of the written word."
  • ComAbstracts
    This resource has been canceled effective October 1 due to low use as evidenced by statistics. As an alternative, consider using Communication and Mass Media Complete
    [Resource no longer available]
Books Articles
  • "Living in Three Languages."
    In: Essays on language function and language type: dedicated to T. Givón. Amsterdam; Philadelphia: J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1997.
  • "La Perdida."
    Series of comic books about being a young, female, Mexican-American transplant/self-exile in Mexico.
  • Language Ideology
    Woolard, Kathryn A., and Bambi Schieffelin. 1994. Language ideology, Annual Reviews of Anthropology 23, 55-82.

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