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Department of English

Dr. Janet Bing, University Professor, Linguistics

  Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.A. Stanford University
B.A. Coe College

5030 Batten Arts & Letters
JBing <AT> odu.edu
Curriculum Vitae:  http://web.odu.edu/~jbing/cv.shtml


  • Methods and Materials
  • Phonology
  • Language and Communication Across Cultures
  • Advanced Linguistic Research
  • Language, Gender, and Power
  • Aspects of the English Language
  • English Linguistics
  • Research Areas

  • Phonology (syllable, tone, stress, intonation), coronals
  • Phonetics (intonation)
  • Language and gender
  • Frame analysis
  • Humor
  • Selected Publications


    1996 Victoria L. Bergvall, Janet M. Bing and Alice F.Freed, (eds). Rethinking Language and Gender Research: Theory and Practice, Longman, New York and London.

    1989 GrammarGuide: English Grammar in Context. Prentice-Hall Regents, New York.

    1985 Aspects of English Prosody. Garland Press, New York (Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics).

    1967 Rosalind Pearson and Janet Bing. Cross-Cultural Studies Manual for Afghanistan Training Programs and Discussion Leader's Manual for Cross-Cultural Studies Training: Afghanistan. Peace Corps, Washington, D.C.


    2004 Is Feminist Humor an Oxymoron? Women and Language, XXVII, 1: 22-33.

    2003 Janet Bing and Dana Heller. How Many Lesbians Does it Take to Screw in a Light Bulb? Humor, Vol. 16-2, pp.157-182.

    2000 Why are those women so angry? Luisa Igloria and Renee Olander (eds.) Turnings: Writing on Women's Transformations, pp. 79-82

    1999 Brain sex: How the media reports and distorts brain research. Women and Language,XXII:2, pp. 4-12.

    1999 Anita Taylor, Janet Bing et al. Forum: What are the Responsibilities of Feminist Academic Publishers? Women & Language, pp. 4-23.

    1998 Janet Bing and William Woodward, Nobody's Listening: A Frame analysis of the Ebonics Debate, SECOL Review, Vol. XXII, 1:pp.1-20.

    1997 Janet Bing and Lucien X. Lombardo. Talking Past Each Other about Sexual Harassment. Discourse and Society, 8 (3) pp. 293-311.

    1996 Janet Bing and Victoria Bergvall. The Question of Questions: Beyond Binary Thinking. In Rethinking Language and Gender Research: Theory and Practice, pp. 1-30.