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Full Title: Gender, Language and the Media
Short Title: BAAL GaLSiG 7
Location: London, United Kingdom
Start Date: 30-Apr-2014 - 30-Apr-2014
Contact: Sylvia Shaw
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/organisations/galsig/events.htm
Meeting Description: The British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)
7th BAAL Gender and Language Special Interest Group Event (GaLSig)

'Gender, Language and the Media'

Date: Wednesday 30th April 2014; 10.00am to 4.30pm

Place: Middlesex University, Media Department, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT.

Keynote papers:

1. Yasmin Alabhai-Brown (Middlesex University and weekly columnist for The Independent)
Title: tbc.

2. Judith Baxter (Aston University)
'Containing femininity: Sexualised constructions of leading women in the news media'

3. Deborah Cameron (Oxford University) and Tamar Holoshitz (Yale Law School)
'News journalism, language and the representation of sexual violence in conflict settings'

4. Georgina Turner (Loughborough University and the Guardian)
'Women on the back pages: Gender, language and sports journalism'

5. Joanna Thornborrow (University of Western Brittany)
'Media discourse and research practice: Where do we go with gender, representation and the social media?'

Round table: Topic tbc

Rates: £45 non-BAAL members; £40 BAAL members: £35 full-time students.
This includes lunch, refreshments and the event programme.

Registration opens on Thursday 20th February 2014
You are advised to register early as there are only a limited number of places for this event.

For further information, please contact the organisers:

Sylvia Shaw: s.k.shaw@mdx.ac.uk
Jo Angouri: J.Angouri@warwick.ac.uk
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 25.602

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