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Thinkers for our time: Mary Wollstonecraft

738px-Mary_Wollstonecraft_by_John_Opie_(c._1797)By Professor Barbara Taylor

Mary Wollstonecraft was a great innovator: someone able to think inventively, to generate new and challenging ideas and express these in ways that made them highly influential in her own day,  and for centuries since. She …

Distant and Neglected Voices: Outside of Europe…

Pocahontas_by_Simon_van_de_Passe_1616By Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett and Dr Helena Sanson

Women’s contribution to language codification across the ages extends well beyond Europe. Since many traditional histories of linguistics focus primarily on the western tradition, the contribution of women outside Europe is even …

Distant and Neglected Voices: Europe…

Women_in_the_History_of_LinguisticsBy Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett and Dr Helena Sanson

Where are all the female linguists? If we look at most histories of linguistics, women are either completely absent or relegated to footnotes. Of the 1,500 entries in the first edition of …