Welcome to the home of IGALA 8

Thank you for everyone for making IGALA 8 so special!

Please click HERE for the slideshow (to show colleges, family, friends) and the final official CONFERENCE BOOK(including the updated schedule). 

Also, please respond to this SURVEY by July 31th.

Until IGALA 9....

Allyson, Sandra and the entire IGALA 8 Planning Committee


The 8 th International Gender and Language Association Conference will be held at the Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from June 5 – 7, 2014. The location of the event is 515 West Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver <http://www.sfu.ca/vancouver/welcome/locations.html>.

Taking place for the first time in Canada, the conference will provide researchers worldwide with an opportunity to present their work and share ideas in the fields of language, gender, and sexuality.

With the theme Shifting Visions: Gender, Sexuality, Discourse and Language, IGALA 8 aims to bring together scholars from diverse fields of knowledge as well as geographical regions who are interested in broadening and deepening our understanding of the complex relationships among language, gender and sexuality. In so doing, we encourage new ways of signifying these concepts and their interrelationships, in the following thematic areas:

  • Education & Pedagogy
  • Culture & Literature
  • Career & Workplace
  • Ethnicity & Religion
  • Race & Social Class
  • Multiculturalism
  • Politics & Journalism
  • Media & Technology
  • Policy & Governance
  • Health & Wellness
  • Age & Life Stages
  • Multilingualism