Chair: Dr Jo Angouri, University of Warwick
Jo Angouri is an Associate Professor at The University of Warwick, UK. Her research focus is language in workplace and institutional contexts. Jo has published work on meeting talk, workplace written discourse, (L2) language use and language policy in the corporate workplace and teamwork and leadership in health care contexts. She has recently co-edited (with Meredith Marra) a volume entitled Constructing Identities at Work (Palgrave, 2011) and is working on a monograph with Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini (Mapping Intercultural Communication, Routledge). Her current work includes a comparative analysis of discourse in business meetings and a multidisciplinary project on hospital talk. Jo is the editor of a double special issue on Multilingualism in the workplace, to appear in Multilingua in early 2014.
Secretary: Linda McLouglin, Liverpool Hope University
Linda has been Curriculum Co-ordinator for English Language at Liverpool Hope University since 2002 when she developed and led through validation a new English Language Programme. She teaches on a range of courses including Language, Ideology and Power, Sociolinguistics and Research Methods. Her research interests straddle critical discourse analysis and sociolinguistics and she is primarily focused on language, gender and sexuality. Her PhD (Liverpool University) is on the social construction of female sexuality in teenage magazines. Her book The Language of Magazines aims to help students develop a linguistic framework to uncover the idealogical messages permeating magazine texts. Currently she is focusing on media representations of British Asian women and carrying out audience reception of British Asian Women’s lifestyle magazines. In 2013 she worked on a research project with the co-operation of Lancashire Women's Network and The Love & Etiquette Foundation. The project aims to facilitate mutually beneficial research involving focus group discussions on representations of beauty in women's magazines and promote knowledge exchange in helping to develop readers' critical skills.
Treasurer: Dr Sylvia Shaw, University of Westminster
Sylvia Shaw currently conducts research in the field of gender and language, and is particularly interested in language, gender and politics.Her work has included a research project in the House of Commons that aimed to identify how 'powerful' speakers are constructed through their use of language on the debate floor. Recently she has been working on an ESRC funded project investigating gender, language and participation in the 'new' devolved political institutions of the UK.
Website manager: Prof Paul Baker, Lancaster University
Paul’s research interests include language and gender, language and sexuality, discourse analysis and corpus linguistics. He has published 11 books including Polari: The Lost Language of Gay Men (2002), Public Discourses of Gay Men (2005) and Sexed Texts: Language, Gender and Sexuality (2008). His current monograph, Using Corpora to Analyse Gender will be published in 2014 by Bloomsbury. He has published in a range of journals including Applied Linguistics, Discourse and Society, Journal of English Linguistics and Gender and Language. He is the commissioning editor of the journal Corpora and on the editorial board of four other journals. In his current research he is analysing the construction of trans people in the British press.
Ordinary member: Prof Judith Baxter, Aston
Judith is Professor of Applied Linguistics and currently Head of English Language in the School of Languages and Social Sciences. She is also Assistant Director of Aston’s Research Centre for Interdisciplinary research in Language and Diversity (InterLAND), which brings together colleagues in applied linguistics, social sciences and business studies. Her current research focus is on the relationship between language, gender and leadership in educational, business and professional contexts. Her recent research has been based on an ESRC research project entitled ‘Leadership Talk and Gender in Senior Management Business Meetings in the UK’, which ran from January 2010 until May 2012. She has published three monographs including, The Language of Female Leadership (2010), with Palgrave Macmillan, well received by scholars and practitioners alike.
Ordinary member: Dr Lucy Jones, University of Notthingham
Lucy Jones is an Assistant Professor in Sociolinguistics at the University of Nottingham. Her research explores the relationships between language, gender and sexuality, typically taking a sociocultural linguistics approach to the analysis of interactional data. She is the author of Dyke/Girl: Language and Identities in a Lesbian Group (Palgrave, 2012), and has current and forthcoming work in Gender and Language, Journal of Homosexuality and Journal of Language and Sexuality. Her current research includes an ethnographic study with members of an LGBT youth group (with a focus on intersectionality and homonormativity), and she is involved in a collaborative project analysing same-sex marriage debates in the British media. She tweets about linguistics and academia at @jones_lucy.
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Ordinary member: Dr Lia Litosseliti, City University
Lia Litosseliti is Senior Lecturer in the Division of Language and Communication Science at City University London, where she teaches Linguistics (primarily on the postgraduate Speech & Language Therapy programme) and Gender and Language (across programmes). She is also Programme Director for the BSc in Speech & Language Therapy programme, and Learning Development Fellow at City University London.
Her research interests are in the areas of gender and language, discourse analysis and research methodologies, and she supervises a number of PhD students in these areas. She is the author of Using Focus Groups in Research (2003) and Gender and Language: Theory and Practice (2006); editor of Research Methods in Linguistics (2010); and co-editor of Gender Identity and Discourse Analysis (2002, with Jane Sunderland), Gender and Language Research Methodologies (2008, with Kate Harrington, Helen Sauntson and Jane Sunderland) and Gender and Language in African Contexts (2013, with Lilian Atanga, Sibonile Ellece and Jane Sunderland).
Lia is currently President of the International Gender and Language Association (IGALA), Associate Editor of the Gender and Language journal, and reviewer on gender and language for a range of funding bodies and journals. She regularly gives invited talks in her areas of research across the globe.
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Ordinary member: Dr Brona Murphy, Edinburgh
Bróna Murphy is a lecturer in language education at the Institute for Education, Teaching and Leadership at the University of Edinburgh. Her main research interests include sociolinguistics, and more specifically, the exploration of language, gender and age as well as corpus linguistics and pragmatics. Her work to-date has involved looking at small specialised sociolinguistic-oriented corpora to explore functionally-motivated linguistic variation across life-stage and gender groups. She is the author of ‘Corpus and Sociolinguistics: Investigating Age and Gender in Female Talk’ (John Benjamins, 2010) and she has also published chapters and articles on language and gender in journals such as Corpora, the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, and Intercultural Pragmatics. Bróna is currently writing her second monograph which investigates a corpus of male conversation and provides a discussion which is located at the interface of corpus linguistics and sociolinguistics. Bróna is currently the Convenor of the BAAL Corpus Linguistics SIG group.
Ordinary member: Dr Pia Pichler, Goldsmiths
Pia Pichler is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and convenor of the MA Sociocultural Linguistics in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London. She is particularly interested in linguistic/discourse analytic analysis of the interplay of gender with other sociocultural and situational practices and identities in everyday spoken interaction. Her research in language/discourse, gender, ethnicity and social class takes a cross-disciplinary perspective, combining tools from linguistic discourse analysis and sociocultural linguistics with insights from cultural studies, anthropology and sociology (especially on British adolescent identities). She is currently working on couples’ talk as well as on young London masculinities. Her language and gender publications include Talking Young Femininities (Palgrave, 2009, shortlisted for IGALA book prize 2010); Language & Gender, a Reader, co-edited with Jennifer Coates (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011); Gender & Spoken Interaction, co-edited with Eva Eppler (Palgrave, 2009).
Ordinary member: Dr Helen Sauntson, York St John
Helen Sauntson is Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at York St John University, UK. She holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham. Her main teaching and research interests are in the areas of classroom discourse analysis; language, gender and sexuality; language in education; gender and sexuality in education. As a former teacher, she maintains an interest in classroom interaction and my research in this area focuses on how gender and sexuality identities are constructed through linguistic interaction in classroom settings. She is the author of Approaches to Gender and Spoken Classroom Discourse (Palgrave, 2012) and co-author (with Liz Morrish) of New Perspectives on Language and Sexual Identity (Palgrave, 2007). She is the editor (with Sakis Kyratzis) of Language, Sexualities and Desires: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (Palgrave, 2007) and Gender and Language Research Methodologies (co-edited with Kate Harrington, Lia Litosseliti and Jane Sunderland) (Palgrave, 2008). She has also published a number of journal articles and book chapters in the area of language, gender and sexuality.
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