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Thu 14 Jan 1993

Calls: COSWL Language & Gender Syllabi Project

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  1. Elizabeth V Hume, COSWL Language & Gender Syllabi Project

Message 1: COSWL Language & Gender Syllabi Project

Date: Wed, 13 Jan 93 9:51:42 ESTCOSWL Language & Gender Syllabi Project
From: Elizabeth V Hume <>
Subject: COSWL Language & Gender Syllabi Project

Language and Gender Syllabi Collection and Distribution Project

The Linguistic Society of America's Committee on the Status of
Women in Linguistics is collecting language and gender syllabi for
electronic and hardcopy distribution. We plan to make the
syllabi available electronically on LINGUIST and on the University of
Michigan's Institutional File System server. Hardcopy versions will be
available in course-reader format (for a minimal fee). We welcome
syllabi which integrate literary and linguistic approaches to the
study of gender although we anticipate that most syllabi will have been
designed to introduce students to the ways that gender is reflected
and constructed in spoken language.

There are two ways to submit your syllabus. The first is to send it on a
disk by regular mail. We prefer submissions written in Times font on
Macintosh using MSWord, if possible.

Disks should be sent to:
 Elizabeth Hume
 Department of Linguistics
 The Ohio State University
 223 Oxley Hall
 1712 Neil Ave.
 Columbus, OH 43210

Syllabi may also be submitted by e-mail as an ACSII file. Please make
sure that no lines are longer than about 80 characters. PLEASE do not
let any uncertainties about how to convert a file to ASCII format prevent
you from submitting a syllabus. Feel free to contact us at the addresses
below if you have any questions.

E-mail submissions are to be sent to: (Elizabeth Hume)

Below we provide a few guidelines for preparing your syllabus for

 o Include complete references for all articles, manuscripts, films or
 books used.

 o Include exercises that you may have designed for use in the
 class, e.g. fieldwork assignments designed to give students
 experience in observing language and gender practices on
 campus, exercises on sexist language, etc.

 o Include a brief introductory statement describing the overall
 aims/design of the course.

 o Include the year in which the course was taught and the course
 level (i.e. graduate, undergraduate).

 o Include information on how we, and those who might want to use
 the syllabus, can contact you. At a minimum, include an address.
 You may also want to include an e-mail address and phone number.

 o If you like, include a brief statement about yourself describing
 how and when you first taught the course, what prompted/inspired you
 to do so, some of the difficulties you faced in finding materials, some
 of the unexpected places you found ideas, what has worked well over
 the years and what has worked poorly, what you'd like to do
 differently next time you teach the course, etc.

Please contact either of us if you have any questions.
Our current deadline for submission is: March 15, 1993.

Bonnie McElhinny
Department of Linguistics
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2150
(415) 493-8514

Elizabeth Hume
Department of Linguistics
The Ohio State University
223 Oxley Hall
1712 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-2577
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