Scholar to deliver three lectures on language and gender

Author: Erik Runyon


Robin Tolmach Lakoff, professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, will present three lectures next week (Oct. 25 to 27) in the Provosts Distinguished Womens Lecture Series at the University of Notre Dame.p. They are as follows:

  • The Politics of Nice,12:30 p.m. Monday (Oct. 25), 339 OShaughnessy Hallp. * Boys will be Boys: Redrawing the Gender Line in the Sand,4:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 26), 102 DeBartolo Hallp. * Identity a la Carte: You are What You Eat,11:30 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 27), 625 Flannerp. Regarded as the founder of language and gender studies, Lakoff writes about gender and power and is the author or co-author of seven books, includingLanguage and Womans Place,Talking Power: The Politics of LanguageandThe Language War.p. The Provosts Distinguished Womens Lecture Series encourages innovative forms of interaction between highly regarded women visitors and Notre Dame faculty, students and administration.Lakoffs visit is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Department of Anthropology.

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