Quick Search:

Language, gender and sexuality in the neoliberal academy: Contributions from applied linguistics

Sauntson, Helen ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0373-1242 (2021) Language, gender and sexuality in the neoliberal academy: Contributions from applied linguistics. In: Gender and Sexuality in the Neoliberal Academy: Interdisciplinary Approaches. (Submitted)

[img] Slideshow
Sauntson Gender and Sexuality in the Neoliberal Academy.pptx - Presentation

Abstract

This presentation examines and critiques some of the discourses relating to gender and sexuality currently circulating in UK universities, and the way that these discourses manifest in the language used in institutional texts. I illustrate how some of the tools of critical applied linguistics can be used to uncover (and sometimes challenge) discourses of gender and sexuality in UK universities. These tools include the corpus linguistics technique of keyword analysis and the use of the appraisal framework (Martin and White, 2005) to analyse the language of evaluation. I exemplify some of the contributions of applied linguistics by applying these analytic techniques to a set of UK university diversity statements. In doing so, I explore how critical linguistic analysis of neoliberal discourse can be particularly effective at revealing academic values relating to gender and sexuality in UK higher education. The final part of the presentation considers how the insights gained from applied linguistics may help universities to challenge and redress (rather than reinforce) social inequalities pertaining to gender and sexuality.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Status: Submitted
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P40 Sociolinguitics
School/Department: School of Education, Language and Psychology
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/5378

University Staff: Request a correction | RaY Editors: Update this record