LINGUIST List 32.2140

Tue Jun 22 2021

Confs: Applied Ling, Disc Analysis, Pragmatics, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 22-Jun-2021
From: Alice Cesbron <>
Subject: #GenderChallenge – Exploring Gender Identities Online
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#GenderChallenge – Exploring Gender Identities Online
Short Title: #GenderChallenge21

Date: 18-Jul-2021 - 21-Jul-2021
Location: Online (Greifswald & Konstanz), Germany
Contact: Morana Lukač
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Social media platforms have opened up spaces for users to enact gender identities as well as engage in meta-discourse on gender in online environments. This has made them particularly interesting as sites for researchers studying gendered linguistic patterns within sociolinguistics, as well as those interested in the varied constructions of gender identities from the perspectives of pragmatics, discourse studies, and applied linguistics. This conference aims to contribute to a wider conversation on the ways in which social media research may be integral to advancing our understanding of the linguistic performances of gender.

The conference will be preceded by a one-day workshop, which will include two hands-on sessions on linguistic analyses of gender identity representation online and a round-table discussion on the topic ‘Rethinking Gender’.

Confirmed speakers:
Dr Daria Dayter, University of Basel
Dr Christian Ilbury, University of Suffolk
Prof Dr Veronika Koller, Lancaster University
Dr Jai MacKenzie, University of Nottingham
Dr Sofia Rüdiger, University of Bayreuth

Program Information:

We want to bring your attention to our two pre-conference workshops which will take place on July 18:

- 9:30-12:00 (CET): Exploring the Online Seduction Industry - Methodological and Ethical Aspecst. (Daria Dayter & Sofia Rüdiger)
- 13:00 - 14:30 (CET): From inception to impact: developing a study of gender identities online. (Jai Mackenzie)

You can find the full program and register on the conference page

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