LING 2501 Language, Gender and Sex (1)

Pre-requisite: None

This course focuses on the relationship between gender as a social phenomenon and language, and investigates some of the theoretical frameworks through which it has been studied, especially during the last three decades. It also examines the extent to which the stereotypes which have emerged are applicable outside the contexts in which they were originally generated, and specifically to the Caribbean. Linguistic gender in a number of unrelated languages, including Caribbean creoles, is discussed, with a view to assessing how relevant charges of sexism might be.

Method of Instruction: 2 lectures and 1 tutorial per week
Assessment: 40% in-course assessment, 60% final examination

This course alternates with LING 2304. Either one of these two courses is compulsory for Linguistics majors (starting with students enrolled from the 2010-2011 academic year).