We have now considerably simplified the registration process for this event as it has been brought to our attention that the Eventbrite site asked for a lot of personal information. Many apologies to those of you who have already been through the registration process.

Please also note that our event will now have an additional session in memory of Prof Judith Baxter’s work on language and gender in the workplace as Judith played such an important role for our SIG.

Ethnographies of Language, Gender & Sexuality 

Date: Thursday 26th April 2018; 10.00am to 6.00 pm

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

 This is the 11th meeting of the British Association of Applied Linguistics Special Interest Group on Language, Gender and Sexuality. The aim of this event is to highlight the important contributions that ethnography 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.

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’

Helen Sauntson (York St John University); Jo Angouri (University of Warwick)

‘Looking back, looking forward: Language and gender in the workplace: in memory of Judith Baxter’ 

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

This includes lunch, refreshments and the event programme.

Further info and registration (closes 10th April 2018)


Questions and enquiries can be sent to Joanne O’Riordan: j.oriordan@gold.ac.uk

The conference organisers

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