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English, Language and the Representation of Gender

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits

About the course

The linguistic representation of gender can encompass such widely differing phenomena as occupational designations, pronouns (he, she), swear words and the construction of gender in dictionaries and textbooks. The course examines the linguistic representation of gender both from a theoretical linguistic perspective and from a practical language preservation perspective. Research on the linguistic representation of gender is placed in its historical and political contexts.

Teaching language: English.

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