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Title: The Sociolinguistics of Gender and Language Syllabus
Physical Description: Syllabus
Creator: Boxer, Diana
Publisher: Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research
Publication Date: Fall 2012
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Abstract: This course offered students a perspective on gender and sexism in discourse. It was an opportunity to study how language is used by women and men and about women and men in the various domains of interaction (e.g. social, family, workplace) to create and sustain status and power in society. It offered the chance to study how sex and sexism function in language and their repercussions for all areas of life.
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THE SOCIOLINGUISTICS OF GENDER AND LANGUAGE Fall, 2012 LIN 4930 03C4 ; WST 4930 3176 T 7 ; R 7, 8 Anderson 1 9 Dr. Diana Boxer dboxer@ufl.edu Office phone: 294 7449 Office hours: Tuesdays 10:30 noon; and Thursdays n oon 1:30 or by appointment 4131 Turlington Hall Text : Jennifer Coates and Pia Pilcher (ed s .). Language and Gender: A Reader. Blackwell, 20 11 This course offers the student a perspective on gender and sex ism in discourse. It is an opportunity to study how language is used by women and men and about women and men in the various domains of interaction (e.g. social, family, workplace) to creat e and sustain status and power in society. It offers the chance to study how sex and sexism function in lang uage and their repercussions for all areas of life. Weekly readings will be discussed in detail, with group panel presentations taking place every Thursday. Students will take a midterm and a final exam. Students who choose to do research may do a 15 20 page paper in lieu of final test. Attendance and participation are required for successful completion of the course. More than t hree unexcused absences will result in a deduction of 5 points off the final course grade (for every three unexcused absences) Grading is based on the following: Midterm Examination: 30 % Final Examination: 30 % Panel presentation: 30 % Attendance and Participation: 10% Part I August 23 Introduction to the sociolinguistics of Gender and Language Read: Te xt: Introduction Part II. August 28 30 Linguistic studies Read: Text chapters 2 Trudgill; 5 Nichols; 6 Eckert Panel I: August 30 Part II I Sept. 4 6 Gender and conversation al practice Reader : Chapter 7, Holmes; Chapter 8, M.H. Goodw in; Boxer and Cortes Conde (online) Panel II: Sept. 6

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Part III. Sept. 11 13 Mixed Sex Talk Reader : Chapter11, West and Zimmermann; Chapter 12, DeFrancisco;; Chapter 14 Herring et.al. Panel III. Sept. 13 Part IV. Sept. 18 20 Same sex talk Reader : C hapter16, Coates ; Chapter 1 9 Cameron ; Boxer and Gritsenko (online) Pa nel IV. Sept. 20 Part V Sept. 25 27. Gender and the Public Domain Reader : Chapter 22, Reynolds ; Chapter 24, Holmes and Schnurr ; DeCapua and Boxer (online) Panel V Sept. 27 October 2: Review for first exam October 4: Midterm exam October 9: Go over midterm exam Part VI Oct. 11 18 Language, Gender and Sexuality Reader: Chapter, 27, Abe; Chapter 28, Hall; Chapter 29; Leap Panel VI October 1 8 Part VII. Oct. 23 25. Gender or Power ? Panel VII. October 25 Part VII I Oct. 30 Nov.1 Difference or Dominance? Reader: Chapter 35, Maltz and Borker; 36, Tannen; 37, Troemel Ploetz Panel VIII. Nov. 1 Part IX Nov. 6 8 Wh en is Gender Relevant? Reader: Chapter 38, Schegloff; Chapter 39, Weatehrall; Chapter 40, Swann Panel IX. Nov. 8

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Part X Nov. 13 15 New Directions Reader: Chapter 41, 42, 43 Nov ember 20: Presentation of student research November 27: Review for final test November 29: Final test Dec. 4: Go over final and wrap up of course