The International Gender and Language Association was established in 1999. A development of the graduate-student-run Berkeley Women and Language Group, IGALA is an international interdisciplinary organization that is committed to the promotion and support of research on language, gender, and sexuality. To fulfil such a commitment, IGALA aims:
- To encourage communication of the results of such research, in particular through the Association's journal, Gender and Language (henceforth 'the Journal'), and through the Association's biennial conferences
- To create and support international and national research networks
- To encourage research across disciplinary boundaries
- To speak authoritatively to the wider world about gender, sexuality and language issues, through appropriate media
The International Gender and Language Association (IGALA) is associated with the Gender & Language Journal (Equinox). The way to join IGALA as a regular member is going to the subscription pages of Equinox website and choosing IGALA membership. Regular Membership includes a subscription to the journal. Click here for information about the journal and IGALA membership.
IGALA organizes a biennial conference, the next one will be held in 2012 at Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), BRAZIL. IGALA also launched its journal, Gender and Language, in 2006.
Note: The Proceedings of the IGALA5 Conference held at Victoria University of Wellington in July 2008 are now available.
The cost for the DVD and postage is NZ$20 (Order form available from IGALA Publications page).