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This pioneering collection of previously unpublished articles on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender language combines queer theory and feminist theory with the latest thinking on language and gender. The book expands the field well beyond the study of "gay slang" to consider gay dialects (such as Polari in England), early modern discourse on gay practices, and late twentieth-century descriptions of homosexuality. These essays examine the conversational patterns of queer speakers in a wide variety of settings, from women's friendship groups to university rap groups and electronic mail postings.

Taking a global--rather than regional--approach, the contributors herein study the language usage of sexually liminal communities in a variety of linguistic and cultural contexts, such as lesbian speakers of American Sign Language, Japanese gay male couples, Hindi-speaking hijras (eunuchs) in North India, Hausa-speaking 'yan daudu (feminine men) in Nigeria, and French and Yiddish gay groups. The most accessible and diverse collection of its kind, Queerly Phrased: Language, Gender, and Sexuality sets a new standard in the study of language's impact on the construction of sexuality.

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This text examines the relationship between language and the construction of gender and sexuality. The contributors draw on traditional models of language analyses as well as developments in queer theory to show how language plays a crucial role in the creation of culture and its representation.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Anna Livia and Kira Hall, Editors

Part 1: LAVENDER LEXICALITY

Two Lavender Issues for Linguists, Arnold Zwicky, Stanford University and Ohio State University

The Elusive Bisexual: Social Categorization and Lexico-Semantic Change, M. Lynne Murphy

Les Molles et les chausses: Mapping the Isle of Hermaphrodites in Pre-Modern France, Randy P. Conner, University of Texas

The Color of His Eyes: Polari and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Ian Lucas

Pots and Pans: Identification of Queer Japanese in Terms of Discrimination, James Valentine

Talking about Feygelekh: A Queer Male Representation in Jewish American Speech, Michael J. Sweet

Read My Lips: Clypping and Kyssing in the 16th Century, Diane Watt, University of Aberystwyth, Wales

Sappho, or the Importance of Culture in the Language of Love, Marie-Jo Bonnet, Paris France

Lexical Variation in the Deaf Community Relating to Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Signs, Mala Kleinfeld and Noni Warner

The Elusive "Bisexual", Lynne Murphy, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Part 2: QUEERSPEAK

The Homo-Genius Community, Rusty Barrett, University of Texas at Austin

"Falling Short of God's Ideal": Public Discourse about Lesbians and Gays, Elizabeth Morrish, Nottingham Trent University

Que(e)rying Friendship: Discourses of Resistance and the Construction of Gendered Subjectivity, Jennifer Coates and Mary Ellen Jordan, Roehampton Institute and Melbourne University

"I Don't Speak Spritch": Locating Lesbian Language, Robin M. Queen

Narrative Iconicity in Electronic-Mail, Lesbian Coming- Out Stories, Kathleen M. Wood

The Creation of Coherence in Coming-Out Stories, A. C. Liang

Performative Effect in Three Gay English Texts, William Leap, American University

Homophobic Slang as Coercive Discourse Among College Students, James Armstrong, State University of New York, Plattsburgh

Deaf Identity, Lesbian Identity: Intersections in a Life Narrative, Tina Neumann, Gallaudet University

Toward the Study of Lesbian Speech, Birch Moonwomon-Baird, Ohio State University

Part 3: LINGUISTIC GENDER-BENDING

Disloyal to Masculinity: Linguistic Gender and Liminal Identity in French, Anna Livia

Surrogate Phonology and Transsexual Faggotry, Bruce Bagemihl, University of British Colombia, Canada

Linguistic Gender Play amoung French Gays and Lesbians, Genevieve Pastre, Publisher, les Octaviennes, France

The Gendering of the Gay Male Sex Class in Japan, Janet Shibamoto Smith, University of California at Davis

Not Talking Straight in Hausa, Rudolf Gaudio, Stanford University

Go Suck Your Husband's Sugarcane: Hijras and the Use of Sexual Insult, Kira Hall, University of California at Berkeley

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195104714
Editor:
Livia, Anna
Editor:
Hall, Kira
Editor:
Livia, Anna
Editor:
Hall, Kira
Author:
null, Anna
Author:
null, Kira
Author:
Livia, Anna
Author:
Hall, Kira
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Lesbian Studies
Subject:
Language and languages
Subject:
Gays
Subject:
Sociolinguistics
Subject:
Anthropological linguistics
Subject:
Linguistics | Sociolinguistics
Subject:
Linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Anthropological Linguistics
Subject:
Language and languages -- Sex differences.
Subject:
Gays -- Language.
Subject:
Linguistics | Sociolinguistics & Anthropological Linguistics
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics
Series Volume:
vol. v, 1897
Publication Date:
19971131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 halftones, 22 linecuts
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.1 x 6.1 x 1.3 in 1.45 lb

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