Ethnographies of Language, Gender & Sexuality

Goldsmiths, University of London, is pleased to host the

11th BAAL Language, Gender and Sexuality SIG event

Ethnographies of Language, Gender & Sexuality

This is the 11th meeting of the British Association of Applied Linguistics Special Interest Group on Language, Gender and Sexuality. The aim of this event is to highlight the important contributions that ethnography as a methodology can make to the study of language, gender and sexuality. The event encourages a discussion between language, gender and sexuality scholars and linguistic ethnographers, raising questions of theory and methodology, and, above all, offering an insight into a range of current ethnographic studies of language, gender & sexuality in both private and institutional contexts within and outside the UK.

Date: Thursday 26th April 2018; 10.00am to 5.30pm

Place: Richard Hoggart Building 300 + 300a

Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW

Rates: £45 non-BAAL members

£40 BAAL members

£35 full-time students

Please book your tickets here:


  • Angela Creese (University of Birmingham) The ‘other woman’ in a mother and daughter relationship: The case of Mami Ji
  • Aminul Hoque (Goldsmiths, University of London) British-Islamic Identity: Third-generation Bangladeshis from east London
  • Emma Moore (University of Sheffield) Girls and grammar: Using ethnography to understand the social meanings of nonstandard English
  • Frances Rock (Cardiff University) ‘Women’s problems’: Gender and sexuality as interactional resources and discursive challenges in legal support encounters
  • Pia Pichler (Goldsmiths, University of London) Rapport in three ethnographic studies of language and gender in private contexts
  • Julia Snell (University of Leeds) The intersections of gender and class in children’s linguistic practices

Questions and enquiries can be sent to

Joanne O'Riordan

Conference organisers:

Pia Pichler; Yang Zhang; Joanne O’Riordan & Chloe Cheetham

How to get to Goldsmiths