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New Perspectives on Language and Sexual Identity
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
11 Oct 2007
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New Perspectives on Language and Sexual Identity presents a range of new and exciting data to illustrate and explore aspects of the relationship between language and sexuality. Using data drawn from lesbian and gay conversations and narratives, reflections on coming out, representations of lesbians in film and erotic fiction, and representations of prominent gay men in newspaper reports, the book exemplifies some of the ways in which lesbians and gay men construct identity from among the symbolic resources available within lesbian and gay communities of practice. The book uses analytical techniques such as spoken discourse analysis, critical text analysis and corpus linguistics to uncover and investigate how sexual identities are discursively constructed across a range of real life contexts and text types.


Description

New Perspectives on Language and Sexual Identity presents a range of new and exciting data to illustrate and explore aspects of the relationship between language and sexuality. Using data drawn from lesbian and gay conversations and narratives, reflections on coming out, representations of lesbians in film and erotic fiction, and representations of prominent gay men in newspaper reports, the book exemplifies some of the ways in which lesbians and gay men construct identity from among the symbolic resources available within lesbian and gay communities of practice. The book uses analytical techniques such as spoken discourse analysis, critical text analysis and corpus linguistics to uncover and investigate how sexual identities are discursively constructed across a range of real life contexts and text types.


Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Examining Lesbian Conversations as Discourses of Identity and Resistance
Analysing Evaluation in Coming Out Narratives
The Language of Shame, Risk and Concealment
Discourse and Identity in a Corpus of Lesbian Erotica
Sexual identity and Gender: Discursive Constructions of 'Butch' and 'Femme' in Film
Camp Codes and Subtle Outing: How the British Broadsheet Press Learned Gay Slang
Conclusion
References
Index


Authors

ELIZABETH MORRISH is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Her research interests lie in the area of language and sexual identity. She is on the organizing committee of the annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics series of conferences.

HELEN SAUNTSON is a Lecturer in English Language at Birmingham University, UK. Her main teaching and research interests are in the areas of discourse analysis, language, gender and sexuality and language in education. She is co-editor of Language, Sexualities and Desires: Cross-Cultural Perspectives