Linguist to Give Public Lecture at Anthropology Museum

Kira Hall, a noted socio-cultural linguist and professor of anthropology, will present a lecture, “Language and Gender: a Cross-Cultural Perspective,” on Monday, April 13, at Wake Forest University.

Hall will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Winston Hall, Room B.

She teaches at Yale University and is the author of several studies dealing with language, gender and power relationships. Her books include “Queerly Phrased: Language, Gender and Sexuality (1997, Oxford University Press) and “Gender Articulated: Language and the Socially Consturcted Self” (1995 Routledge).

Hall has conducted field research in India and the United States and will include observations and data from her work and that of other anthropologists and linguists in her discussion.

The free lecture is co-sponsored by Wake Forest’s anthropology department and women’s studies program. For information, call (336) 758-5945.

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