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This is the web site for the Language, Gender and Sexuality Special Interest Group of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) . On these pages, you can find information about the GAL SIG, past and planned events, committee members, our list of members, and discussion papers or other publications we have produced or debated.

If you would like to join (or if you are already a member and would like to change your details), please send an email to Jo Angouri Jo.Angouri@uwe.ac.uk with the following details: your name, email, full (institutional) address, position (e.g. PhD student or lecturer) and research interests.

12th BAAL LGaS SIG event: Intersections of language, gender and sexuality in media and technology

The aim of this event is to showcase ongoing research directions within LGaS at the intersection of media and technology, including work focused on traditional media (radio, television, film, print, music), new media (online forums, social network sites, etc), chat applications (WhatsApp, SnapChat, etc), digital activism (including how gender-based issues such as #gamergate, #metoo, and #everydaysexism, are represented in the media), and video games, as well inter-/cross-disciplinary linguistic research with communication and media studies, journalism, the digital humanities, and the media industry and tech sector more broadly. The SIG will provide a forum for language, gender and sexuality scholars, technology researchers, media practitioners, and other interested parties to present and discuss current work related to LGaS research across a variety of media and technology contexts, both inside and outside the UK, raising questions of theory and methodology, the impact of collaborative work within linguistics, and the potential social application and value of such research. The event will include invited keynote speakers, submitted research talks, a panel discussion, and networking opportunities. Emergent scholars (postgraduate students and early-career researchers) are particularly encouraged to attend. A buffet lunch will be provided.

Call for Papers
The first call for papers seeks submissions from scholars and researchers at all career stages. Preliminary/early-stage research will be considered, provided findings (however tentative) are included. Papers will be limited to 20 minutes + five minutes for questions (25 minutes in total). Submissions related to the following broad themes are particularly welcome:

  • Linguistic representations of gender and sexuality in print, television and radio;
  • Language, gender and sexuality in new media forms;
  • New methods in investigating language and gender in online contexts;
  • Language and gender in video games;
  • Digital activism and gender;
  • Linguistic ethnography in the technology and media industries;
  • Multimodal approaches in language, gender and sexuality.

Please follow the abstract guidelines carefully:
Title: Only capitalise the first letter of the title, and the first word after a colon (e.g. New insights in language, gender and sexuality research: A brief overview);
References: For references in the text, please follow the surname date convention with no comma between surname and date (e.g. Smith 2018). For the reference list, please use the Chicago referencing system.
Main body: Please use single line spacing in the main body of the abstract.
Abstracts (300 words, inclusive of title and references) should be submitted in .doc or .docx format to the event organiser: robert.lawson@bcu.ac.uk.
Deadline for abstracts: Monday 25th February 2019
Confirmation of acceptance: Friday 11th March 2019

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Dr Chrystie Myketiak, University of Brighton
Dr Ruth Page, University of Birmingham
Dr Melissa Yoong, University of Nottingham

Panel discussion
Professor Diane Kemp (Birmingham City University)
Dr Chrystie Myketiak (University of Brighton)
Dr Ruth Page (University of Birmingham)
Dr Melissa Yoong (University of Nottingham)

There will be a panel discussion at the end of the event focused on the future of language, gender and sexuality research within media and technology and issues of representation, engagement and involvement. Questions and comments from delegates will also be taken.

See Birmingham City University's website for more information and booking

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