Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Language and gender examines different theoretical approaches of linguistics regarding gender and then applies and critiques these in context. The subject includes an examination of the relationship between language and sexualities. The focus is on both language use and language about gender and sexualities. While the majority of existing literature focusses on English and countries such as the US and UK, we explore the application of current ideas beyond these societies.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Walker

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesE-portfolio, LMS blog posts/replies. Preparing and running a tutorial (in a learning team). Research report

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Gender and language: Theory and practice

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorLitosseliti, L.



PublisherLondon: Routledge


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Reflect on and critique personal experiences in relation to theory in short pieces of writing
02. In a learning team create class activities and lead discussion on set readings. Support the learning of peers with assistance from the tutor.
03. Complete and original research project and write it up in a report format.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Walker

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

E-portfolio (1200 words or equivalent)

N/APortfolioIndividualNo30 SILO1

Preparing and run a tutorial (in a learning team) (1200 words or equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2

Research report (1600 words or equivalent)

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO3