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The authors/Die Autorinnen

Victoria Bergvall:

associate professor of linguistics in the Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University. She is interested in understanding how language operates across a continuum of gender identities, attacking gender bias in sociobiological explanations of brain variations with respect to gender, using critical discourse analytic and communities of practice approaches to study language and gender, and exploring gender and linguistic strategies in computer-mediated communication.


Iris Bogaers:

graduated in General Linguistics and Discourse Analysis at the University of Amsterdam. She worked as a research assistent at the same university, and taught Feminist Linguistics at the Institute of Developmental Psychology at the University of Utrecht. She is now working on her PhD dissertation on gender, language and job interviews. She regularly gives lectures and publishes on different aspects within the domain of gender and language. She is in the Editorial Board of Language, Gender and Sexism.

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Elisabeth Burr:

C2-Stelle am Romanischen Seminar der Gerhard-Mercator-Universität Duisburg. Momentan Vertretungsprofessur Romanische Sprachwissenschaft an der Universität Gesamthochschule Siegen.
Eine Zusammenstellung ihrer Schriften, Lehr-und Forschungsinteressen findet sich auf:


Antje Hornscheidt:

Linguist ("Wiss. Assistentin") at the Scandinavian Institute at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. She has published in feminist linguistics/language change strategies and is actually interested in the possible interplay of postmodern feminist theories and linguistics. For further information please read:


Jenny Neumond:

Graduate student of linguistics at Freie Universität Berlin; offers currently a student course on postmodern perspectives on grammatical gender and feminist language change.


Anne Pauwels:

Professor of linguistics and languages and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Wolongong, Australia. She has published widely in the area of feminist language planning, language contact and bilingualism. Further information:


Kathryn Remlinger:

assistant professor of English in the Department of English at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. Her research focuses on the discourse analysis of social and political uses of language and the construction and performance of gender roles, particularly those of university students. Her published work also includes studies in composition theory, with emphasis on writing across the curriculum.