At the Intersection of Gender, Language, and Transnationalism

Ingrid Piller*, Kimie Takahashi

*Corresponding author for this work

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31 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Language and Globalization
EditorsNikolas Coupland
Place of PublicationChichester, West Sussex
PublisherWiley-Blackwell, Wiley
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781444324068
ISBN (Print)9781405175814, 1405175818
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • 'Women's Work' to 'Migrant Women's Work'
  • Circulation of gendered people and gendered discourses
  • Contemporary gender theory-idea that gender intersects with aspects of a person's identity
  • Expansion of sex industry and sexualization of public life-in global consumer culture
  • Gender, language and transnationalism intersection
  • Language testing, in applied linguistics-linguistic challenges posed by labor migration
  • Migrant reproductive workers' experiences-embedded in linguistic and communicative inequalities
  • Roppongi English, from Roppongi-a popular section of Tokyo, famous for nightlife entertainment
  • Sexualization of world and commercialization of sex
  • Unregulated nature of domestic reproductive work-migrant women at the mercy of their employers

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