Sally McConnell-Ginet

Professor Emerita


  • (2021)  Semantics and pragmatics: Blurring boundaries and constructing contexts.  In K. Hall & E.R. Barrett, eds., Oxford Handbook of Language and Sexuality (online edn., Oxford Academic, July 2021).

  • (2021)  Beyond ‘women and language’: A personal and political story.  Gender and Language 15.1: 1-8.

  • (2020) Words Matter: Meaning and Power.  Cambridge University Press.

  • (2018) Truth, Trust and Trumpery.  The Southern Journal of Philosophy, vol. 56, Special Supplement, 33-49.

  • (2014)  Meaning making and ideologies of gender and sexuality.  In S. Ehrlich & M. Meyerhoff, eds. The Handbook of Language, Gender, and Sexuality, 2nd ed. (Oxford: Blackwell, ch. 16, 316-334)

  • (2014)  Gender and its relation to sex: The myth of natural gender.  In G. Corbett, ed., The Expression of Gender.  DeGruyter, 3-38.

  • (2013, 2003) Language and Gender (2nd edition significantly changed from 1st). Cambridge University Press [with Penelope Eckert]. 

  • (2012) Generic predication and interest relativity.  Canadian Journal of Linguistics 57.2.

  • (2011) Gender, Sexuality, and Meaning: Linguistic Practice and Politics. Oxford University Press.

  • (2008) Words in the world: How and why meanings can matter. Language 84.3, 497-527

  • (2006) Why defining is seldom 'just semantics': Marriage, 'marriage', and other minefields.  In B. Birner & G. Ward, eds., Drawing the Boundaries of Meaning: Neo-Gricean Studies in Pragmatics and Semantics in Honor of Laurence R. Horn.  Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 223-246.  Shortened version anthologized in D. Cameron & D. Kulick, eds., Language and Sexuality: A Reader, 227-240.  London: Routledge.

  • (2003) 'What's in a name?': social labeling and gender practices. In J. Holmes & M. Meyerhoff, eds.,The Handbook of Language and Gender (Oxford: Blackwell), 69-97.
  • (2002) 'Queering' semantics: Definitional struggles. In K. Campbell-Kibler, R. Podesva, S. Roberts, and A. Wong, eds., Language and Sexuality: Contesting Meaning in Theory and Practice, CSLI (Stanford), 137-160.
  • (2000). Meaning and Grammar: An Introduction to Semantics (rev. 2nd ed.). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [coauthored with Gennaro Chierchia] Korean translation published by Hankook Publishing Company with brief new preface in English in 2004. Tr. by Ik-Hwan Lee, Kyoung-Won Kson, and Im-Young Jhee.
  • (1994). On the non-optionality of certain modifiers. In M. Harvey and L. Santelmann (Eds.),Proceedings from the Semantics and Linguistic Theory IV Conference, pp. 23-250. Ithaca: DMLL Pubs, Cornell.
  • (1989, 1998). The sexual (re)production of meaning: A discourse-based theory. In F. W. Frank and P. A. Treichler (Eds.), Language, gender and professional writing: Theoretical approaches and guidelines for nonsexist usage. New York: MLA Publications, 35-50. Rpt. (slightly shortened and with introduction) in D. Cameron, ed. (1998), The feminist critique of meaning: A reader. London and New York: Routledge.
  • (1982) Adverbs and logical form: A linguistically realistic theory. Language 58, 144-84.

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