Research on gender and language has in recent years been one of the burgeoning areas within the field of sociolinguistics. In this course, we will introduce different theoretical perspectives, looking at how gender has been part of linguistic analysis. We will turn to the work undertaken within the variationist sociolinguistic paradigm and critically review generalizations ensuing from this research. We will examine ethnographic studies of gendered linguistic practices as well as the relationship between gender and power through the lens of discourse analysis. Finally, we will focus on queer and trans linguistics as frameworks that offer new perspectives on the social and linguistic nature of gender norms.