Sally McConnell-Ginet is Professor Emerita of Linguistics at Cornell University. She is known for her work on the language of gender and sexuality.[3][4]

Education and career

McConnell-Ginet earned degrees in philosophy and mathematics before turning to linguistics, receiving a PhD from the University of Rochester in 1973.[3] She joined the faculty of Cornell University in 1973, with a dual appointment in women's studies and philosophy.[2] She went on to serve as director of Women's Studies and founding co-director of Cognitive Studies, and chair of Modern Languages and Linguistics, as well as the later Department of Linguistics.[2][3]

McConnell-Ginet has served as president of the International Gender and Language Association and of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA).[2][5] In 2008, she was elected a fellow of the LSA and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.[2][6][7][8]

Personal life

McConnell-Ginet is an avid swimmer. She swam across Lake Cayuga for a charity event the day before her 75th birthday in 2013.[3][1] She is also involved in local theatre, and teaches math at a maximum security prison as part of the Cornell Prison Education Program.[3][2] McConnell-Ginet is married to Cornell University Professor Emeritus Carl Ginet.[3][2]

Selected publications