introduction & books available for review

Ingrid Piller ingrid.piller at LINGUISTICS.USYD.EDU.AU
Tue Feb 20 21:53:58 UTC 2001

Hi there:

I recently joined the critics-list, and this is to introduce myself. I'm teaching discourse analysis and sociolinguistics at the University of Sydney, Australia, and have research interests in the language of advertising (my PhD was on American automobile names and how they construct an identity for the product and how consumers wind up perceiving cars as animate and human) and bilingualism and gender. I'm currently working on a corpus of private conversations by bilingual, binational couples, and how these bordercrossers position themselves vis-à-vis hegemonic ideologies that continue to rely on essentialist notions of nationality, native-speaker-status etc. Some of this will be published later this year in a co-edited volume 
Aneta Pavlenko, Adrian Blackledge, Ingrid Piller and Marya Teutsch-Dwyer. 2001. Multilingualism, Second Language Learning and Gender. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
I'm also serving as book review editor for Discourse & Society and Discourse Studies -- books currently available for review are listed at -- and I would appreciate hearing from you if you are interested in reviewing any of the titles listed there.

Looking forward to some interesting interactions on this list!

Best regards / Mit freundlichen Grüssen / Salutations distinguées

Dr. Ingrid Piller
Linguistics Department, F12
University of Sydney
NSW 2006, Australia
Ph:  +61 2 9351 7518
Fax: +61 2 9351 7572
ingrid.piller at

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