Language, Sexuality, and Power
Studies in Intersectional Sociolinguistics
Edited by Erez Levon and Ronald Beline Mendes
Edited by Erez Levon, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, Queen Mary University of London, and Ronald Beline Mendes, Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of SÃ£o Paulo
Erez Levon is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London.
Ronald Beline Mendes is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of São Paulo.
Erez Levon is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London. His work uses quantitative, qualitative and experimental methods to examine socially meaningful patterns of variation in language, particularly those related to gender and sexuality. He is the author of Language and the politics of sexuality: Lesbians and gays in Israel (Palgrave, 2010).
Marie Maegaard is Associate Professor in the Department of Nordic Research and the LANCHART Center at the University of Copenhagen. She is a sociolinguist and her work focuses on language variation and social meaning.
Claire Maree is Senior Lecturer in Japanese at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne. Her research explores the linguistic negotiation of gender and sexuality in spoken discourse, and the dynamics of language, gender and sexuality in the media.
Sara Mack (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) is Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Minnesota. Her current research investigates sociophonetics and psychosocial aspects of language learning at the university level. Other research interests include mobile applications in language teaching, bilingual cognition, and learning and memory.
Ronald Beline Mendes is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of São Paulo. His work focuses on qualitative and quantitative sociolinguistics of the Portuguese spoken in São Paulo, with a particular interest in social meanings of linguistic variation related to social class, gender and sexuality.
Thabo Msibi is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where he teaches in the Discipline of Curriculum and Education Studies. His research focusses on 'non-normative' gender and sexual diversities and schooling.
Viktória Papp is a lecturer at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Her main areas of interest are language and sexuality, phonetics, and forensic linguistics.
Nicolai Pharao is Associate Professor in the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics and the LANCHART Center at the University of Copenhagen. His work focuses on segmental variation and the interplay between features in speech production and perception.
Rob Podesva is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Stanford University, where he directs the Interactional Sociophonetics Laboratory and participates in the Voices of California project. His research investigates the social significance of phonetic variation, with a focus on gender/sexuality.
Péter Rácz is a post-doctoral research fellow at the New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. His main areas of interest are sociolinguistic variation and change.
Stephanie Rudwick holds a research position at the Afrikanistik Institute at Leipzig University, Germany, funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation). Her main interest is language and gender, identity and ethnicity and more recently, language policy and planning.
Pavadee Saisuwan is a Lecturer in the Linguistics department at Chulalongkorn University, and a PhD candidate in Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London. Her research focuses on linguistic variation and male femininity among men who identify with non-normative male roles in Thailand.
Janneke Van Hofwegen is a PhD candidate in Linguistics at Stanford University and also holds a Masters in English Linguistics from North Carolina State University. She studies regional and ethnic dialectology and stylistic variation from both sociophonetic and morphosyntactic perspectives.
Andrew Wong is Associate Professor of Anthropology at California State University, East Bay. His publications on language and sexuality have appeared in Pragmatics, Language in Society, Journal of Sociolinguistics, and Journal of Linguistic Anthropology.