Women and Language

Women and Language was a Chiron Studies course offered once a year from 1975 through 1978. Throughout the course, students examined the language behavior of women and men, using sociolinguistic tools to explore whether American English, as spoken and written, was gender-marked. When a formal Women’s Studies program was established at Portland State University in 1976, it was partly due to the success of Women and Language and availability of the Chiron Studies program.

To read an archived testimonial by Sheila Golden, the instructor of Women and Language, please click here.