Deborah Cameron (linguist)

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For other people of the same name, see Deborah Cameron.

Deborah Cameron (born 1958) is a Scottish feminist linguist, who currently holds the Rupert Murdoch Professorship in Language and Communication at Worcester College, University of Oxford.[1] She is mainly interested in sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. A large part of her academic research is focused on the relationship of language to gender and sexuality.[2] Cameron wrote the book The Myth Of Mars And Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages?, published in 2007.[3]

Before coming to Oxford, Cameron taught at the Roehampton Institute of Higher Education, The College of William & Mary in Virginia, Strathclyde University in Glasgow and the Institute of Education in London.[2]


  1. ^ Caesar, Ed (2007-10-07). "Talking tosh on Mars and Venus". The Sunday Times. London: Times Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Staff profiles: Deborah Cameron". University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 2008-05-03. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 
  3. ^ What language barrier?

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