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Dr Helen Sauntson

Associate Professor

School of Languages & Linguistics

I am Associate Professor in 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 thmore...

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

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Latest Publications

  1. 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
  2. Sauntson, Helen (2015) Coming out stories. In: Whelehan, Patricia and Bolin, Anne, (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Wiley-Blackwell
  3. Sauntson, Helen (2015) Coming out. In: Whelehan, Patricia and Bolin, Anne, (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Wiley-Blackwell
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Sauntson, Helen (2009) Classroom discourse. In: Cummings, Louise, (ed.) The Routledge Encyclopedia of Pragmatics. Routledge, pp. 63-65
  8. Harrington, Kate and Litosseliti, Lia and Sauntson, Helen and Sunderland, Jane, eds. (2008) Gender and Language Research Methodologies. Palgrave Macmillan
  9. Sauntson, Helen (2007) Education, culture and the construction of sexual identity: An appraisal analysis of lesbian coming out narratives. In: Sauntson, Helen and Kyratzis, Sakis, (eds.) Language, Sexualities and Desires: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 140-164
  10. Sauntson, Helen and Kyratzis, Sakis, eds. (2007) Language, Sexualities and Desires: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan