Public Discourses of Gay Men: That's so Gay

Public Discourses of Gay Men: That's so Gay

by Paul Baker, Baker Paul
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415349737

ISBN-13: 9780415349734

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Queer linguistics has only recently developed as an area of study; however academic interest in this field is rapidly increasing. Despite its growing appeal, many books on ‘gay language’ focus on private conversation and small communities. As such, Public Discourses of Gay Men represents an important corrective, by investigating a variety of

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Overview

Queer linguistics has only recently developed as an area of study; however academic interest in this field is rapidly increasing. Despite its growing appeal, many books on ‘gay language’ focus on private conversation and small communities. As such, Public Discourses of Gay Men represents an important corrective, by investigating a variety of sources in the public domain. A broad range of material, including tabloid newspaper articles, political debates on homosexual law and erotic narratives are used in order to analyse the language surrounding homosexuality. Bringing together queer linguistics and corpus linguistics the text investigate how gay male identities are constructed in the public domain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415349734
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1What can I do with a naked corpus?1
2Unnatural acts : the House of Lords debates on gay male law reform38
3Flamboyant, predatory, self-confessed homosexual : discourse prosodies in the British tabloid press60
4'True man' and 'McFairyland' : gay identities in an American sitcom93
5'No effeminates please' : discourses of gay men's personal adverts131
6As big as a beercan : a comparative keyword analysis of lesbian and gay male erotic narratives154
7Making safer sex sexy : border crossing, informalisation and gay identity in sexual health documentation191
8Conclusion217

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