The course is about the study of the relationship between language and society. It will highlight the various functions that a language performs in a society which results in disparity of genders. Therefore, this course aims at exploring the role of gender as a sociolinguistic variable in the linguistic behaviour of males and females. Participants will learn past and contemporary theoretical approaches to the analysis of gendered linguistic practices which will enable them to examine these practices against a range of contexts. The participants will critically analyse how linguistic practices and patterns are shaped by gender, culture and society through the examination of issues relating to gender and language use in general and in patriarchal societies in particular. At the end of the course, the participant will describe and analyse the features of linguistic patterns/ practices in relation to gender.
– Thursdays April 14 – July 21
15 :15 – 16 :45
Format: Synchronous online and face-to-face
Form of examination: Presentation – Reaction Paper
Course coordinators: Ms Ayesha Zafar
Student Level: Master level, higher Bachelor level (in 2. or 3. Year)
Number of Places: 5
Number of ECTS: 6. To receive the credits for this course, you are required to give a presentation on a topic agreed with the lecturer, and to submit a reaction paper. 6
Prerequisites and registration procedures (i.e. language, fee, registration dates)
– no prerequisites
– Litosseliti, L. (2006). Gender and Language: Theory and Practice. London: Hodder Arnold.
– Sunderland, J. (2006). Gender and Language: An advanced resource book. London: Routledge.
– Coates, J. (1998). Language and Gender. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing
– Penelope, E., and McConnell-Ginet, S. (2013). Language and gender. 2nd ed. UK: Cambridge University Press.
Duration: Thursdays 14 April – 21 July
Application Deadline: 28.03. 2022
Marcia Tiburi – TERRADORADA (paintings exhibition) – Auditorium MR002
Deavan Michelle La Tray – Chroma Depth (paintings exhibition) – Hall Auditorium MR002
Eva Dimitrova – Beauty without filters (photgraphy exhibition) – Hall Auditorium MR002
Michail Bakas – Equality in Life, Society and Education Human stories. Another road to the European Dream (photography exhibition) – University Entrance Hall
Indira Sofia Molina Caliz – Au sud du sud (dance performance) – Hall Auditorium MR002 – Closing session, cocktail time.
All performances will be available on November 8 except for the dance performance which will be held just before the cocktail.