Prewitt-Freilino Keynote Address

Jennifer Prewitt-Freilino (Assistant Professor, HPSS) gave a keynote address at a conference in Bern, Switzerland in June titled “Conveying and reproducing gender hierarchies through language.”

The ITN LCG network investigates European languages from an interdisciplinary perspective and includes experts from Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Psychology, and Educational Science. Its aim is to expand our knowledge on the following questions: How does language shape cognitive representations of gender? How do the features of European languages correlate with gender equality in the respective societies? How does language contribute to social behavior towards women and men? And how can strategies for gender-fair language promote gender equality?

The conference offers the opportunity to discuss recent research and projects that integrate different perspectives on language, cognition and gender research. The scientific program will be grouped around the following topics:

Exploring the Link between Language and Social Cognition – A Psycholinguistic Approach

ERPs and Eye-tracking evidence in the investigation of gender representations

The Development of Gender Stereotypes in Childhood

Language and Gender in the Work Place

Explaining the Use of Gender-Fair Language

Switzerland presentation

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