General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Gender and language in the professional workplace
Language EN
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Joanna Pawelczyk
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of English
Semester 2023/2024 (winter)
Duration 30


Module aim (aims)

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

A strong interest in the social study of language is highly recommended. 


Week 1: Introduction to the study of language and interaction in the social context 

Week 2: Qualitative methodology 

Week 3: Discourse Analysis   

Week 4: Conversation Analysis 

Week 5: Transcribing social interaction 

Week 6: Membership Categorization Analysis 

Week 7: Thematic Analysis 

Week 8: Critical Discourse Analysis 

Week 9: Data session 

Week 10: The concept of female genderlect as a symbolic construct 

Week 11: The myth of Mars and Venus 

Week 12: Social constructionism, language and gender 

Week 13: Gender in the workplace: Issues and current topics 

Week 14: Gender in the workplace: Leadership 

Week 15: gender in the workplace: Microaggressions

Reading list

Angouri, Joe and Judith Baxter. 2021. The Routledge handbook of language, gender, and sexuality. Oxon and New York: Routledge. 

Benwell, Bethan and Elizabeth Stokoe. 2006. Discourse and identity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 

Burr, Vivien. 2003. Social constructionism (second edition). London: Routledge. 

Caldas-Coulthard, Carmen Rosa (ed.). 2020. Innovations and challenges: Women, language and sexism. London: Routledge. 

Cameron, Deborah. 2007. The myth of Mars and Venus. Oxford: Oxford University Press 

Litosseliti, Lia and Jane Sunderland (eds.). 2002. Gender identity and discourse analysis. Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins. 

Sidnell, Jack and Tanya Stivers (eds.). 2013. The handbook of conversation analysis. London: Blackwell Publishing. 

Sue, Derald Wing. 2010. Microaggressions in everyday life. Race, gender, and sexual orientation. Hoboken, NJ.: Wiley.