|Lal Zimman (he/him/his) (FAQ)
zimman at ucsb dot edu
Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Affiliated Faculty in Feminist Studies
South Hall 3518
University of California, Santa Barbara
|Below you can find more links on
older media appearances and the like; the latest ones are on
the home page.
- Summer 2018: I have a new,
accessible overview of research on trans people's voices
in Language & Linguistics Compass entitled, "Transgender
voices: Insights on identity, embodiment, and the
gender of the voice."
- Spring 2018: I was interviewed by
Rachel Answorth for a piece about the use of girl
among gay men, "Call
me by my pronouns: Why gay men call each other 'girl'"
- Spring 2018: Patrick Cox for PRI's
World of Words Podcast spoke to me about the use of x
in trans contexts for his piece, "Why
we are so drawn to the letter 'X'"
- After a bit of a hiatus, I've been blogging on Trans
Talk. You can follow me on Medium
or follow the
page on Facebook to be notified about new posts.
- I wrote a
post for Gender & Society's blog, "Two legal
sexes aren't enough: Why governments should recognize
non-binary bodies and identities."
- I was quoted in an article by Mark Peters at the
Boston Globe, Womyn,
wimmin, and other folx, on the power of x as a
replacement for other orthographic symbols.
- I recently began blogging on Medium,
where much of my writing concerns trans issues and their
connections to language.
- With co-author Kira Hall, I completed an
bibliography of research on language gender and
sexuality featured in Oxford's
- My blog post for the OUP was selected for inclusion in
OUPblog Tenth Anniversary Book: Ten Years of Academic
Insights for the Thinking World, which is
available as an eBook in various formats, including PDF
- I wrote a blog post for Oxford University Press on Facebook's
adoption of a less normative approach to gender
identity and pronouns, and what that move reflects
about the future of gendered pronoun practices.
- Check out Christen McCurdy's piece for the Pacific
Gender-Neutral Pronouns Actually Doomed?"
Daily picked up on my paper at the 2012 Meeting of the
Linguistic Society of America on the significance
of gender markers other than pitch on the categorization
of gender based on read speech. (NB: The
Atlantic also mentioned the study, though the
context and conclusions are out of step with what the
study actually shows.)