Resources on Language and Gender


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Basic resources on language and gender

Resources on specific topics

Resources related to non-sexist/gender-neutral language

Resources related to trans-gender language

Fun – some resources on LaŠdan



Resources on language and gender

Language and gender page – from Mary Bucholtz, probably the best resource available

IGALA – The International Gender and Language Association

COSWL – Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics

Language and gender syllabi – the COSWL collection of syllabi from courses on Language and Gender maintained by Scott Keisling

Language and gender bibliography

Bibliographies on language and gender – links to several different on-line bibliographies

Bibliogrpahy on gay and lesbian language



Some specific topics in language and gender

Endangered women’s writing in China – during a period when women were prohibited from learning to read and write, women in China developed their own writing system (the background of this page is an example). This page outlines the history of the system with beautiful examples of calligraphy.

Bibliography on gender and genre

Deborah Tannen’s homepage

Special edition of Linguistik online dedicated to Language and Gender

The Feminist Theory website – not language-specific, but a good place to start for an introduction to feminist theory

Variation and Gender in Urban Sango

The Ohio State University Extenstion Fact Sheet on male/female communication styles (outlines the two-cultures model)

Reinventing Identities – Website to accompany a book of articles on langauge and gender



General resources on non-sexist language

Gender-Free Pronoun FAQ

Guideline’s for non-sexist language from the American Philosphical Association

The National Council of Teachers of English guidelines for non-sexist language

Singular “their” in Jane Austen – Henry Churchyard’s examples of singular uses of “they” and “their” by Jane Austen as well as examples from the Oxford English Dictionary and a wide variety of sources including the King James Version of the Bible, Shakespeare, George Eliot, Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, etc…

Notes on Gender Neutral language by Carolyn Space Jacobson

LSA Guidelines for non-sexist language

The epicene pronoun – a look at efforts to overcome androcentric generics

Guidelines from ANU - Australia National University's non-sexist language guidelines

University of Connecticut - Guidelines for non-sexist language

Resources related to inclusive language and religion




Some resources on LŠadan

The Native Tongue Home Page

LŠadan Language Materials....