Abstracting and Indexing
The journal is covered by:
Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard [+]
Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil and University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard is Professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil and Senior Research Fellow in the English Department at the University of Birmingham, UK where she worked from 1996 to 2012. She has published widely in the areas of Critical Discourse, Media and Gender Studies. Her research interests are in Social Semiotics and Gender Representation, Visual Communication and Identity Politics. She is the author of: Language and Sex (Atica, Brazil, 1991), News as Social Practice (UFSC, Brazil, 1997) and co-editor with Malcolm Coulthard, of Texts and Practices: Reading in Critical Discourse Analysis (Routledge, 1996) and Translation: Theory and Practice, (UFSC, Brazil, 1991). She is also the co-editor with Michael Toolan of The Writer’s Craft, the Cultures’ Technology, (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005) and with Rick Iedema, Identity Trouble: Critical Discourse and Contested Identities, London: Palgrave, 2008.
Tommaso M. Milani [+]
University of Gothenburg
Professor of Multilingualism
Book Review Editor
Universidad Nacional de le Plata
About the JournalThere are many journals focused on gender and many devoted to language. Most of these sometimes publish articles on language and gender. There is, however, currently no single scholarly journal to which those interested in gender and language can turn as contributors looking for an audience sharing their focus or as readers seeking a reliable source for on-going discussions in the field. Gender and Language fills the gap by offering an international forum for research on and debates about feminist research on gender and language.Gender and Language showcases research on femininities and masculinities, on heterosexual and queer identities, on gender at the level of individual performance or perception and on gender at the level of institutions and ideologies.
As a point of departure, Gender and Language defines gender along two key dimensions. First, gender is a key element of social relationships often loosely linked to perceived differences between the sexes. Gender relations are encoded in linguistic and symbolic representations, normative concepts, social practices, institutions and social identities. Second, gender is a primary arena for articulating power, intersecting in complex ways with other axes of inequality, like class, race, and sexuality. Gender is understood as multi-faceted, always changing, and often contested: the editors welcome discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of competing definitions of gender and of new analytical perspectives.
The journal encourages discussion and debate about the implications of different definitions of gender and different approaches to analyzing the production and interpretation of texts and speech. It welcomes research employing a range of linguistic approaches (e.g. conversation analysis, discourse and text analysis, ethnography of communication, pragmatics, variationist sociolinguistics, interactional sociolinguistics, stylistics) and from a variety of disciplines, including linguistics, anthropology, women and gender studies, education, philosophy, psychology, folklore, sociology, communication studies, queer studies, literary and cultural studies, as it aims to foster interdisciplinary discussion and dialogue among these disciplines.