Deborah Cameron (linguist)

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Deborah Cameron
Born (1958-11-10) 10 November 1958 (age 56)
Main interests
Sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology
Major works
The Myth of Mars and Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages?

Deborah Cameron (born 10 November 1958),[1] is a Scottish feminist linguist, who currently holds the Rupert Murdoch Professorship in Language and Communication at Worcester College, University of Oxford.[2]

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.[3] Cameron wrote the book The Myth of Mars And Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages?, published in 2007.[4]


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.[3]

Selected bibliography[edit]


  • Cameron, Deborah; Frazer, Elizabeth (1987). The lust to kill: a feminist investigation of sexual murder. New York: New York University Press. ISBN 9780814714157. 
  • Cameron, Deborah; Frazer, Elizabeth; Harvey, Penelope; Rampton, M.B.H.; Richardson, Kay (1992). Researching language: issues of power and method. London New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415057226. 
  • Cameron, Deborah (1995). Verbal hygiene (1st ed.). London New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415103558. 
Cameron, Deborah (2012). Verbal hygiene. Classics in Linguistics (Reprint ed.). London New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415696005. 

Chapters in books[edit]

Journal articles[edit]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "Cameron, Deborah, 1958–". Library of Congress. Retrieved 27 February 2015. data sheet (b. 11/10/58) 
  2. ^ Caesar, Ed (7 October 2007). "Talking tosh on Mars and Venus". The Sunday Times (London: Times Newspapers Ltd). Retrieved 24 May 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Staff profiles: Deborah Cameron". University of Oxford. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Cameron, Deborah (1 October 2007). "What language barrier?". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 

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