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 2022/2023 (winter)
Duration 30


Collegium Heliodori

Sala Górna 

on Tuesdays: 9.45-11.15

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.