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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Ynda Jas, BA Film and Television Production (York St John); MA Sociolinguistics (York); PGCert Diversity Management (Bradford)


Research - PhD



Thesis title: Talking beyond the binary: queer and genderqueer speech

Supervisors: Erez Levon and Devyani Sharma


Research Interests:

  • Sociophonetics
  • queer linguistics
  • identity, particularly (trans)gender and sexuality
  • style
  • indexicality
  • intersectionality
  • perception
  • stereotypes


Jas, Ynda. (2020). From Skinnies to Skirts and Crop-Top Shirts: Traversing Transfemme Troubles. In Jos Twist, Ben Vincent, Meg-John Barker and Kat Gupta (eds). Non-Binary Lives: An Anthology of Intersecting Identities. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Jas, Ynda. (2020). Sexuality in a non-binary world: redefining and expanding the linguistic repertoire. INSEP – Journal of the International Network for Sexual Ethics & Politics 8, 71-92.