Registration is open for the 11th BAAL Language, Gender and Sexuality SIG event (revised line-up of speakers below):

Ethnographies of Language, Gender & Sexuality

Date: Thursday 26th April 2018; 10.30am to 5.30 pm

Place: Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW

The aim of this event is to highlight the important contributions that ethnography as a methodology can make to the study of language, gender and sexuality. The event encourages a discussion between language, gender and sexuality scholars and linguistic ethnographers, raising questions of theory and methodology, and, above all, offering an insight into a range of current ethnographic studies of language, gender & sexuality in both private and institutional contexts within and outside the UK.

Speakers and titles of talks:

Angela Creese (University of Birmingham)

‘The ‘other woman’ in a mother and daughter relationship: The case of Mami Ji’

Aminul Hoque (Goldsmiths, University of London)

‘British-Islamic Identity: Third-generation Bangladeshis from east London’

Emma Moore (University of Sheffield)

‘Girls and grammar: Using ethnography to understand the social meanings of nonstandard English’

Pia Pichler (Goldsmiths, University of London)

‘Rapport in three ethnographic studies of language and gender in private contexts’

Frances Rock (Cardiff University)

‘Women’s problems’: Gender and sexuality as interactional resources and discursive challenges in legal support encounters’

Julia Snell (University of Leeds)

‘The intersections of gender and class in children’s linguistic practices’


Rates: £45 non-BAAL members; £40 BAAL members: £35 full-time students.

This includes lunch, refreshments and the event programme.

Registration open now

You are advised to register early as there are only a limited number of places for this event.

Registration now open:

Questions and enquiries can be sent to Joanne O’Riordan:

The conference organisers:

Pia Pichler, Yang Zhang & Joanne O’Riordan (Goldsmiths, University of London)