The Berkeley Women and Language Group, founded in 1985, is an organization of graduate students at the University of California at Berkeley who are committed to encouraging excellence and innovation in the study of language and gender. BWLG seeks to foster promising new analytical approaches to this topic in anthropology, area studies, cultural studies, education, ethnic studies, linguistics, literary theory, psychology, sociology, and women's studies. The organization also encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative research.
In order to achieve its goals, BWLG coordinates a biennial conference centered around themes that are of current significance to the field of language and gender. The complete conference proceedings are published by the organization and are available for purchase by libraries and individuals.
Because the Berkeley Women and Language Group is not sponsored by any institution, we rely on proceedings sales, conference registration fees, grants, and private contributions in order to carry out our activities. Please encourage your library to purchase conference proceedings to to help us bring the best recent work in language and gender to the academic community and beyond.
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1998 Conference proceedings are here! If you pre-ordered a volume and haven't received it by November 1999, please contact us. If you'd like to order a 1998 proceedings, or take advantage of our clearance sale on previous volumes, please visit the ordering page.
Current officers of the BWLG:
Ashlee C. Bailey
Jocelyn R. Ahlers
Rosemary Beam de Azcona
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