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About W&L

Women & Language is published by the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville and is affiliated with the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG). For more about OSCLG, visit  

The following EBSCO databases provide full-text access to Women & Language:

  • Communication & Mass Media Complete

  • Communication Abstracts

  • Women’s Studies International

Women & Language Copyright Statement

Brief portions of material in this publication may be copied and quoted without further permission with the understanding that appropriate citation of the source of the excerpt will be included in such copying.


A limited number of copies of brief portions of material in this publication may be made for scholarly or classroom use if 1) the material is distributed without charge or no fees above the actual duplicating costs are charged; 2) the materials are reproductions, photocopies or copies made by similar processes and not reprints or re-publications; 3) the copies are used within a reasonable time after reproduction; 4) the material includes the full bibliographic citation; and 5) the following statement is clearly displayed on all copies: “Copyright © Women & Language. Reproduced by permission of the publisher.”


A copy of this statement serves as official permission from Women & Language for using material for scholarly or educational purposes under the above conditions. This permission does not extend to situations in which 1) extensive amounts of material are reproduced or stored in an electronic or similar data retrieval system; 2) a fee above actual duplicating costs is charged or if there exists a reasonable expectation of profit; or 3) the material is reproduced or reprinted for other than scholarly or educational purposes. In such cases, permission must be obtained prior to reproduction.

Requests for permission to reproduce should be addressed to:

Siobhan E. Smith-Jones, PhD

Editor, Women & Language


A reasonable fee may be assessed for commercial copying or reproduction.

Policy Disclaimer
Articles published in Women & Language have been peer-reviewed by at least two members of the editorial board or external readers with appropriate scholarly expertise. Reviews and forum articles have been editorially reviewed. All material published in Women & Language is reviewed within the spirit of academic freedom, which promotes the free exchange of ideas. The contents of each article are the responsibility of its author(s), and do not reflect the official policies or positions of Women & Language, OSCLG, its members, its officers, or its staff.

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