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Professor Helen Sauntson

Professor

School of Languages & Linguistics

York St John University

I am Professor of English Language and Linguistics in the York St John School of Languages and Linguistics. I teach on the BA English Language and Linguistics and the MA Postgraduate Linguistics programmes. My main teaching and research interests are in the areas of classroom discourse analysis; language, gender and sexuality; language in education; gender and sexuality in education. As a former teacher, I maintain an interest in classroom interaction and my research in this area focuses on how gender and sexuality identities are constructed through linguistic interaction in classroom settings. I have published a number of authored and edited books and journal articles in the research areas listed above areas (see Research and Publications section below). I am co-editor of the Palgravemore...

BA (Central England), PGCE (Birmingham), PhD (Birmingham), FHEA

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Latest Publications

  1. Sauntson, Helen (2018) Book review: Gender and Sexuality in English Language Education - Focus on Poland. Journal of Language and Sexuality, 7 (1). pp. 141-144.
  2. Sauntson, Helen (2018) Language, sexuality and education. Cambridge University Press (In Press)
  3. Sauntson, Helen and Morrish, Liz (2010) Vision, values and international excellence: the 'products' that university mission statements sell to students. In: Molesworth, Mike and Scullion, Richard and Nixon, Elizabeth, (eds.) The Marketisation of Higher Education and the Student as Consumer. Routledge, pp. 73-85
  4. Sauntson, Helen (2015) Coming out stories. In: Whelehan, Patricia and Bolin, Anne, (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Wiley-Blackwell
  5. Sauntson, Helen (2015) Coming out. In: Whelehan, Patricia and Bolin, Anne, (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Wiley-Blackwell
  6. Morrish, Liz and Sauntson, Helen (2011) Gender, desire and identity in a corpus of lesbian erotica. In: Scherer, Burkhard and Ball, Matthew, (eds.) Queering Paradigms II: Interrogating Agendas. Peter Lang, pp. 63-81
  7. Sauntson, Helen (2005) Saying and not saying: Gender, sex(uality) and discourse analysis. In: Santaemilia, Jose, (ed.) The Language of Sex: Saying and Not Saying. University of Valencia Press, pp. 25-44
  8. Sauntson, Helen (2008) The contributions of queer theory to gender and language research. In: Harrington, Kate and Litosseliti, Lia and Sauntson, Helen and Sunderland, Jane, (eds.) Gender and Language Research Methodologies. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 271-282
  9. Sauntson, Helen (2009) Classroom discourse. In: Cummings, Louise, (ed.) The Routledge Encyclopedia of Pragmatics. Routledge, pp. 63-65
  10. Harrington, Kate and Litosseliti, Lia and Sauntson, Helen and Sunderland, Jane, eds. (2008) Gender and Language Research Methodologies. Palgrave Macmillan