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Gender & Language

Subject headings + keywords = relevant results

A subject heading is a formal term utilized in library catalogs to describe and organize books and other materials by main topic.  You can search online library catalogs with combinations of subject headings and keywords for targeted results. 

Follow the linked subject headings below to find materials in the U of M Libraries; refine your search results by adding simple keywords to your search using the catalog's Advanced Search interface (feminism, gender, sex,  etc.).

Verbal behavior

English language social aspects

Nonsexist language

Women language

Speech acts linguistics

Conversation analysis

Language and sex

Racism in language

Sexism in language


Discourse analysis

Rhetoric and psychology

Speech and social status

Language and languages sex differences

Communication sex differences

Social interaction

Find more subject headings

The subject headings used in most U.S. online library catalogs come from the system called Library of Congress Subject Headings.  You can search for subject headings in the Library of Congress Authorities Catalog, or you can browse our online catalog using the Subject index.

Worldcat: find more books

To find more books at other libraries that you can request through Interlibrary Loan, search Worldcat with the subject headings in the left column; refine the search results by adding keywords to the subject search on the Advanced Search screen in Worldcat.  Interlibrary Loan takes about a week.