SOAS University of London

Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Gender and Linguistic Fieldwork Abstract

Does gender really matter in linguistic fieldwork?
Professor Anne Pauwels, SOAS, University of London

In this talk I will draw upon my 30 years' experience as a sociolinguistic researcher in various ' field settings to examine how, when, where and why gender mattered ( or not ) in my interactions and work with participants in language - focused research. Settings ranged from a multilingual classroom in rural Australia, a Vietnamese neighbourhood in Melbourne, a Greek wedding in Melbourne, to a convent school in Manila, a games parlour in Hong Kong and a choir practice  in Vienna.