ERIC Number: ED332504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Women in the Linguistics Profession: The Cornell Lectures. Conference on Women in Linguistics (Ithaca, New York, June 1989).
Davison, Alice, Ed.; Eckert, Penelope, Ed.
Papers on women in linguistics are presented in five groups. An introductory section contains: "Feminist Linguistics: A Whirlwind Tour"; "Women in Linguistics: The Legacy of Institutionalization"; "Reflections on Women in Linguistics"; and "The Structure of the Field and Its Consequences for Women." Papers on trends and data include: "The Status of Women in Linguistics"; "The Representation of Women in Linguistics, 1989"; and "Women in Linguistics: Recent Trends." A section on problems and their sources includes: "How Dick and Jane Got Tenure: Women and University Culture 1989"; "Success and Failure: Expectations and Attributions"; "Personal and Professional Networks"; "Sexual Harassment and the University Community"; and "Two Cultures of Communication." Essays on finding and giving support include: "Gender Values and Success in Academia"; "First Generation Mentors"; and "He Was Her Mentor, She Was His Muse: Women as Mentors, New Pioneers." A section addressing stages in a woman's career contains: "The Dissertation Year"; "A Dean's Perspective on Women in Academe"; "From Graduate School to Tenure"; "Living on the Margin: Pros and Cons of Being Linguists in an English Department"; and "Independent and Isolated Scholars: Report on a Group Discussion." (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Cultural Isolation, Deans, Doctoral Dissertations, Employment Patterns, English Departments, Females, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Linguistics, Mentors, Scholarship, Sex Bias, Sexual Harassment, Tenure, Trend Analysis, Women Faculty, Work Environment
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Linguistic Society of America, Washington, DC.
Note: Produced by the Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics.