Sara Mills is Research Professor in Linguistics at Sheffield Hallam University. She has published in the areas of feminist linguistics and politeness research, for example on language and sexism, gender and politeness. Her books include Gender and Politeness (2003) and Language, Gender and Feminism (with Mullany) (2011). Abolaji S. Mustapha is Senior Lecturer at Lagos State University, Nigeria. He has published in the areas of gender, language policy, politeness, and multilingualism. His publications include Gender in Language Use (2010) Compliment response patterns in Nigerian English (2010) and The hegemony of the English language in Nigeria (2014).
'This collection of various representations of gender found in English Language Learning textbooks is a rich one with a new theoretical visions to the field as well as fresh explorations of textbooks from around the world. Mills and Mustapha have assembled an incredible variety of original explorations of how gender still matters and still reveals problematic societal assumptions.' -Allyson Jule, Trinity Western University, Canada