About the Journal

Rodrigo Borba, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kira Hall, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Mie Hiramoto, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Book Review Editor 
Hannah Dahlberg-Dodd, University of Tokyo, Japan

Line Editor Assistants
Laurie Durand

Ayden Parish, University of Colorado Boulder, United States

Social Media Manager 
Katherine Arnold-Murray, University of Colorado Boulder, USA



Gender and Language offers an international forum for language-based research on gender and sexuality from feminist, queer, and trans perspectives. While there are many journals focused on gender and many journals focused on language, Gender and Language is currently the only academic journal to which scholars interested in the intersection of these dimensions can turn, whether as contributors looking for an audience sharing this focus or as readers seeking a reliable source for current discussions in the field. The journal showcases research on the social analytics of gender and sexuality in discourse domains that include institutions, media, politics, everyday interaction, among others.

As a point of departure, Gender and Language defines gender along two key dimensions. First, gender is a key element of social relationships that are often loosely linked to perceived differences between women and men. Gender relations are ideologically encoded in linguistic and symbolic representations, normative concepts, institutions, social practices, and social identities. Second, gender is a primary arena for articulating power in complex interaction with other dimensions of social difference and identity, such as class, race, ability, age, and sexuality. Gender is understood as multi-faceted, always changing, and often contested. The editors welcome discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of competing definitions of gender and of new analytical perspectives.

Gender and Language was established in 2007 by the founding editors and Equinox Publishing, with the endorsement of the International Gender and Language Association (IGALA). Equinox and IGALA continue to enjoy a close partnership to further mutual goals of promoting cutting edge research on gender and language. Most critically, the journal aims to bring together a pan-global, interdisciplinary consortium of scholars whose work collectively challenges established disciplinary boundaries and incorporates multiple geopolitical axes of academic interpretation. To this end, the journal welcomes research employing a range of different approaches, among them applied linguistics, conversation analysis, corpus linguistics, critical discourse analysis, discursive psychology, embodied sociolinguistics, ethnography of communication, interactional sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, linguistic landscapes, pragmatics, raciolinguistics, social semiotics, sociophonetics, stylistics, symbolic interactionism and variationist sociolinguistics.

Gender and Language welcomes research articles that display originality with respect to theoretical framing, use of empirical materials, timeliness, and/or methodological orientation. The journal also invites critical essays, interviews, exchanges, colloquia, commentaries and responses, brief translations of key articles originally published in languages other than English, profiles of key figures, reviews of recently published books and special issues devoted to topics of relevance to the field.

Publication Frequency
four issues a year from 2017
ISSN: 1747-6321 (print)
ISSN: 1747-633X (online)