Revising gender: discourses and debates | Dan

Revising gender: discourses and debates | Dan

Gender as a topic area features in both the AS and A level, and can appear in either part of Paper 2. You could get an AS level “Discuss the idea that…” or an A level “Evaluate the idea that…” question in Section A or gender might feature as part of ‘language discourses’ in Section B.

What is meant by ‘discourses’? Well, it’s something that I’ve defined elsewhere as a debate or argument about language, but it can also be treated as a way of thinking about, talking about and describing language. If you want to get academic about it (and why wouldn’t you?) here’s what the linguist Paul…

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