of Linguistics, Cultural and Social Anthropology, and Director
of Feminist Studies
Eckert describes herself as a "Second Wave Feminist"
and a "Third Wave Variationist," focusing her research
on the social meaning of linguistic variation, the role of
gender and sexuality in sociolinguistic variation, and adolescents
and pre-adolescents as "the movers and shakers in linguistic
change." Prof. Eckert has written numerous articles,
such as "Vowels and Nail Polish: The Emergence of Linguistic
Style in the Preadolescent Heterosexual Marketplace,"
and several books, including Gender and Language Practice
(with Sally McConnell-Ginet), Linguistic Variation as Social
Practice, and Jocks and Burnouts: Social Identity in
the High School.
Thursday, May 22, 2003, 7 p.m.
Stanford Writing Center, Basement of Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
back soon to see the transcript of Penelope Eckert's How I