Since I started sharing my thoughts on this blog, I’ve occasionally been asked to share them with other audiences. This page contains links to some stuff which readers of Language: a feminist guide might find interesting to read or listen to.
First up, an episode of The Why Factor, a BBC World Service programme, on ‘Men, women and language’. First broadcast on 20 November 2017, it examines some common beliefs about the way women communicate, especially in the workplace. I’m not the only linguist featured: there’s also Janet Holmes talking about her long-running project on gender and workplace communication in New Zealand, Bjarke Frellesvig discussing gendered language norms in Japanese, and Lilian Lem Atanga on the treatment of women speakers in sub-Saharan Africa (her own recent research focuses on the case of the Cameroonian Parliament). Over the years I’ve contributed to a lot of broadcasts on this general topic: this is definitely one of the most interesting and thoughtful.
Also in November 2017, I was interviewed for the first in a new series of podcasts called BOSS, made by members of the Gender and Authority research network at TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre for Humanities).
For anyone who subscribes to the TES, I contributed a piece in August 2019 about the language of media reports on child sexual abuse.