Language, gender, race, politics

how my field and I chose each other and what I learned along the way

Authors

  • Norma Mendoza-Denton University of California

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/genl.19529

Keywords:

Language, gender, race, politics, Language, gender, race, politics

Author Biography

Norma Mendoza-Denton, University of California

Norma Mendoza-Denton is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Working at the intersection of language, gender, youth studies, race and politics, she has focused on topics that include gang members in California, gendered video games, anthrophonetics, Town Hall meetings in Arizona and the language of Donald Trump. She is author of Homegirls: Language and Cultural Practice among Latina Youth Gangs (Wiley Blackwell, 2008) and co-editor of Language in the Trump Era: Scandals and Emergencies (with Janet McIntosh, Cambridge, 2020). She is also a past president of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology.

References

Bremner, Sue, Caskey, Noelle and Moonwomon, Birch (eds) (1985) Proceedings of the First Berkeley Women and Language Conference 1985. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Women and Language Group.

Irvine, Judith T. and Gal, Susan (2000) Language ideology and linguistic differentiation. In Paul V. Kroskrity Paul (ed) Regimes of Language: Ideologies, Polities, and Identities 35–83. Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research Press.

McIntosh, Janet and Mendoza-Denton, Norma (eds) (2020) Language in the Trump Era: Scandals and Emergencies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108887410

Mendoza-Denton, Norma (1992) Variation in gap length in the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas cross-examination discourse. In Kira Hall, Mary Bucholtz and Birch Moonwomon (eds) Locating Power: Proceedings of the Second Berkeley Women and Language Conference 404–408. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Women and Language Group.

Mendoza-Denton, Norma (1995) Pregnant pauses: silence and authority in the Hill-Thomas hearings. In Kira Hall and Mary Bucholtz (eds), Gender Articulated: Language and the Socially Constructed Self 51–56. New York: Routledge.

Mendoza-Denton, Norma (2008) Homegirls: Language and Cultural Practice Among Latina Youth Gangs. London: Wiley/Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470693728

Spender, Dale (1980) Man Made Language. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Published

2021-03-25

How to Cite

Mendoza-Denton, N. . (2021). Language, gender, race, politics: how my field and I chose each other and what I learned along the way. Gender and Language, 15(1), 119–127. https://doi.org/10.1558/genl.19529

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