In a time where concepts such as gender pronouns, sexual assault and harassment, and toxic masculinity are entering and shaping public discourse, knowing the ways in which gender and language interact is key. In her new book, Speaking Up: Understanding Language and Gender (Multilingual Matters, 2018), Dr. Allyson Jule describes the ways in which gender and language intersect in various parts of life.
Jule examines gender and language in media and technology, education, the workplace, religion, and relationships. Each chapter offers the latest research in that area as well as major works that preceded our current time. Jule provides an excellent primer that could be used at all levels of higher education along with being accessible to the general public, which makes this an outstanding contribution to the field.