Queerly Phrased: Language, Gender, and Sexuality / Edition 1

Queerly Phrased: Language, Gender, and Sexuality / Edition 1

by Anna Livia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195104714

ISBN-13: 9780195104714

Pub. Date: 11/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This pioneering collection of previously unpublished articles on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender language combines queer theory and feminist theory with the latest thinking on language and gender.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

…  See more details below

Overview

This pioneering collection of previously unpublished articles on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender language combines queer theory and feminist theory with the latest thinking on language and gender.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.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195104714
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Series:
Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,368,190
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction: "It's a Girl": Bringing Performativity Back to Linguistics3
1Two Lavender Issues for Linguists21
2The Elusive Bisexual: Social Categorization and Lexico-Semantic Change35
3Lexical Variation in the Deaf Community Relating to Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Signs58
4The Color of His Eyes: Polari and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence85
5Pots and Pans: Identification of Queer Japanese in Terms of Discrimination95
6Talking about Feygelekh: A Queer Male Representation in Jewish American Speech115
7Les Molles et les chausses: Mapping the Isle of Hermaphrodites in Premodern France127
8Sappho, or the Importance of Culture in the Language of Love: Tribade, Lesbienne, Homosexuelle147
9Read my Lips: Clippyng and Kyssyng in the Early Sixteenth Century167
10The "Homo-genius" Speech Community181
11Toward the Study of Lesbian Speech202
12Que(e)rying Friendship: Discourses of Resistance and the Construction of Gendered Subjectivity214
13"I Don't Speak Spritch": Locating Lesbian Language233
14Narrative Iconicity in Electronic-Mail Lesbian Coming-Out Stories257
15Deaf Identity, Lesbian Identity: Intersections in a Life Narrative274
16The Creation of Coherence in Coming-Out Stories287
17Performative Effect in Three Gay English Texts310
18Homophobic Slang as Coercive Discourse among College Students326
19"Falling Short of God's Ideal": Public Discourse about Lesbians and Gays335
20Disloyal to Masculinity: Linguistic Gender and Liminal Identity in French349
21Linguistic Gender Play among French Gays and Lesbians369
22Surrogate Phonology and Transsexual Faggotry: A Linguistic Analogy for Uncoupling Sexual Orientation from Gender Identity380
23The Gendering of the Gay Male Sex Class in Japan: A Case Study Based on Rasen No Sobyo402
24Not Talking Straight in Hausa416
25"Go Suck Your Husband's Sugarcane!": Hijras and the Use of Sexual Insult430

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >