ELL344 : Language and Gender

Convenor(s): Dr Emma Moore


Please note: This module may or may not run in any individual session. Please check with the course Convenor.

General Information

This module will explore the relationship between language use and gender identity. We will consider how gender has been defined in social and linguistic research and examine a variety of theoretical perspectives, methodologies and findings (incorporating both quantitative and qualitative linguistic work). The approach is interdisciplinary (drawing upon sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology and discourse analysis) and will address the issues of power, status, socialisation and ideology.


Teaching is by one 2 hour seminar per week. You will also have a series of small group consultations with the module leader as you develop your assessment for the module.


Assessment will be by a group project (presented as a poster) and individual write-ups of the project preparation and a reflection upon the project work of your peers. Students will be given the opportunity to construct a simple experiment to investigate one of the claims made in the literature. There will be time set aside throughout the course to discuss and prepare for the poster presentation, including consultation time with the module convenor.  

Contact Details

Emma Moore, tel: 0114 222 0232


Information last changed: Wednesday 01st of March 2017 :: 04:46:37 PM (GMT)


The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK