Deborah Cameron
Born (1958-11-10) 10 November 1958 (age 65)
Academic work
Main interestsSociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology
Notable worksThe Myth of Mars and Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages?

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

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


Before her post at Oxford University, 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



Chapters in books

Journal articles

See also: Rich, Adrienne (Summer 1980). "Compulsory heterosexuality and lesbian existence". Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 5 (4): 631–660. doi:10.1086/493756. JSTOR 3173834. S2CID 143604951. and Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence

Further reading


  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. Retrieved 24 May 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Staff profiles: Deborah Cameron". University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  4. ^ Cameron, Deborah (1 October 2007). "What language barrier?". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  5. ^ Cameron, Deborah (1985). Feminism and Linguistic Theory. London: Macmillan. ISBN 0333370775.