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Feminist Linguist Deborah Cameron is Scholar-in-Residence Next Week

March 12, 2009

deborah cameron 2009.jpgMarch 12, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Noted feminist linguist Deborah Cameron will visit the DePauw campus March 16-20 as scholar-in-residence at the the University's Women's Center. Her schedule will include a public presentation Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in Watson Forum of the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media on "Meet the Flintstones: Language, Gender and the New Biologism." The program is free and open to all.

Cameron currently holds the Rupert Murdoch Professorship in Language and Communication at Worcester College, University of Oxford, and authored The Myth Of Mars And Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages?. Her public lecture at DePauw will explore evolutionary psychology and some misuses of the legacy of Darwin, particularly Holton Quad Summer 2008.JPGconclusions that are drawn about women's language behavior.

The professor's other books include Verbal Hygiene; Good to Talk? Living and Working in a Communication Culture and On Language and Sexual Politics. Before joining the Oxford faculty, Cameron taught at the Roehampton University, University of Strathclyde, the College of William and Mary, and held DePauw University's Lee G. Hall Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Fall of 2002.

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