Interesting Reading


Here you can find further reading about the various topics I discuss. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Cameron ‘Civility and its discontents: language and ‘political correctness’ in Verbal Hygiene (2012)

Mills, Sara (2008) ‘Chapter 5: Indirect Sexism’ in Language and Sexism. Cambridge University Press

Other ones:

Bolinger, Dwight (1980) Language – The Loaded Weapon. London:

Longman. (Includes chapter ‘A case in point: sexism).

Cameron (1998) The Feminist Critique of Language. 2nd Edition.: any articles

in part II Sexist Language and Sexist Discourse (contributions by Dale Spender, Luce Irigaray, Ann Bodine, Susan Ehrlich and Ruth King, Sally McConnell-Ginet, Kate Clark). Routledge.


Dunant, Sarah (ed.) (1994) The War of the Words: The Political Correctness

Debate. London: Virago. (Includes articles by Dunant, Cameron, Jardine and Syal – see above.)

Fairlcough, Norman (2003) Political Correctness’: the Politics of Culture and

Language. Discourse & Society 14 (1), 17-28.

Hellinger, Marlis and Bussman, Hadumod (2001) (eds.) Gender Across

Languages: The Linguistic Representation of Women and Men. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Holmes (2008) pp 317-322 ‘Sexist Language’ (basic)

Mills, Sara (2008) ‘Chapter 2: Overt Sexism’ and all other chapters in

Language and Sexism. Cambridge University Press

Mills, Sara (1995) Feminist Stylistics. London: Routledge. Chapters 4‘Analysis at the level of the word’

Suhr and Johnson (2003) ‘Revisiting ‘PC’ , Discourse and Society (14/1)

Special Issue: Political Correctness’. Includes a range of topical papers on PC by Fairclough, Johnson Suhr and Culpeper, Toolan, Mills)

Pauwels, A (2003) ‘Linguistic Sexism and Feminist Linguistic Activism’ in

Holmes and Meyerhoff (eds.) The Handbook of Language and Gender, p 550-570. Blackwell.

Spender, Dale (1980) Man Made Language. Routledge.

Schulz, M (1990) ‘The semantic derogation of women’. FIRST EDITION. In

Cameron, D. (ed.)The Feminist Critique of Language. A Reader. Routledge.

Sunderland, Jane (2004) Gendered Discourses. Palgrave Macmillan.



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Croney, Candace. “Words Matter: Implications of Semantics and Imagery in Framing Animal-Welfare Issues.” Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 37, no. 1 (January 1, 2010): 101–6. doi:10.3138/jvme.37.1.101.

Durham, Debra, and Debra Merskin. “Animals, Agency and Absense: A Discourse Analysis of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Meetings.” In Animals and Agency: An Interdisciplinary Exploration, edited by Sarah McFarland and Ryan Hediger. BRILL, 2009.

Glenn, Cathy B. “Constructing Consumables and Consent: A Critical Analysis of Factory Farm Industry Discourse.” Journal of Communication Inquiry 28, no. 1 (January 1, 2004): 63–81. doi:10.1177/0196859903258573.

Milstein, Tema. “10 Banging on the Divide.” Perspectives on Human-Animal Communication: Internatural Communication 12 (2012): 162.

Mitchell, Les. “Farming: Animals or Machines?” Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies 31, no. 3 (2013): 299–309. doi:10.2989/16073614.2013.837606.

———. “Nonhumans and the Ideology of Purpose.” Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of The Interactions of People & Animals 25, no. 4 (December 1, 2012): 491–502. doi:10.2752/175303712X13479798785931.

Moore, Alison Rotha. “That Could Be Me: Identity and Identification in Discourses about Food, Meat, and Animal Welfare.”Linguistics and the Human Sciences 9, no. 1 (April 14, 2014). doi:10.1558/lhs.v9i1.59.

Nerlich, Brigitte, Craig Hamilton, and Victoria Rowe. “Conceptualising Foot and Mouth Disease: The Socio-Cultural Role of Metaphors, Frames and Narratives.” Metaphorik. de 2 (2002): 90–108.

Packwood Freeman, Carrie. “This Little Piggy Went to Press: The American News Media’s Construction of Animals in Agriculture.”Communication Review 12, no. 1 (March 2009): 78–103. doi:10.1080/10714420902717764.

Pierson, David. “‘Hey, They’re Just like Us!’: Representations of the Animal World in the Discovery Channel’s Nature Programming.” Journal of Popular Culture 38, no. 4 (May 2005): 698–712.

Smith-Harris, Tracey. “There’s Not Enough and There’s No Sense: Language Usage and Human Perceptions of Other Animals.”ReVision 27, no. 2 (n.d.): 12–15.

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