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 2024/2025 (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.