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Queerly Phrased : Language, Gender, and Sexuality - Anna Livia

Queerly Phrased

Language, Gender, and Sexuality

By: Anna Livia (Editor), Kira Hall (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st October 1997
ISBN: 9780195104707
Number Of Pages: 480

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This pioneering collection of previously unpublished articles on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender language combines queer theory and feminist theory with the latest thinking on language and gender.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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Divine reader on language, gender and sexuality ... Livia and Hall have done a worhtwhile job by selecting the articles and presenting them in a well-structured collection of queer writing ... On the whole I think that this collection is highly recommendable. It fills a gap in the literature on the market on gender studies, is accessible and should be inviting to all kinds of readers, queer or straight or somewhere in between. * Journal of Gender Studies *

Anna Livia and Kira Hall, Editors: Introduction Part 1: LAVENDER LEXICALITY Arnold Zwicky, Stanford University and Ohio State University: Two Lavender Issues for Linguists M. Lynne Murphy: The Elusive Bisexual: Social Categorization and Lexico-Semantic Change Randy P. Conner, University of Texas: Les Molles et les chausses: Mapping the Isle of Hermaphrodites in Pre-Modern France Ian Lucas: The Color of His Eyes: Polari and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence James Valentine: Pots and Pans: Identification of Queer Japanese in Terms of Discrimination Michael J. Sweet: Talking about Feygelekh: A Queer Male Representation in Jewish American Speech Diane Watt, University of Aberystwyth, Wales: Read My Lips: Clypping and Kyssing in the 16th Century Marie-Jo Bonnet, Paris France: Sappho, or the Importance of Culture in the Language of Love Mala Kleinfeld and Noni Warner: Lexical Variation in the Deaf Community Relating to Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Signs Lynne Murphy, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa: The Elusive "Bisexual" Part 2: QUEERSPEAK Rusty Barrett, University of Texas at Austin: The Homo-Genius Community Elizabeth Morrish, Nottingham Trent University: "Falling Short of God's Ideal": Public Discourse about Lesbians and Gays Jennifer Coates and Mary Ellen Jordan, Roehampton Institute and Melbourne University: Que(e)rying Friendship: Discourses of Resistance and the Construction of Gendered Subjectivity Robin M. Queen: "I Don't Speak Spritch": Locating Lesbian Language Kathleen M. Wood: Narrative Iconicity in Electronic-Mail, Lesbian Coming- Out Stories A. C. Liang: The Creation of Coherence in Coming-Out Stories William Leap, American University: Performative Effect in Three Gay English Texts James Armstrong, State University of New York, Plattsburgh: Homophobic Slang as Coercive Discourse Among College Students Tina Neumann, Gallaudet University: Deaf Identity, Lesbian Identity: Intersections in a Life Narrative Birch Moonwomon-Baird, Ohio State University: Toward the Study of Lesbian Speech Part 3: LINGUISTIC GENDER-BENDING Anna Livia: Disloyal to Masculinity: Linguistic Gender and Liminal Identity in French Bruce Bagemihl, University of British Colombia, Canada: Surrogate Phonology and Transsexual Faggotry Genevieve Pastre, Publisher, les Octaviennes, France: Linguistic Gender Play amoung French Gays and Lesbians Janet Shibamoto Smith, University of California at Davis: The Gendering of the Gay Male Sex Class in Japan Rudolf Gaudio, Stanford University: Not Talking Straight in Hausa Kira Hall, University of California at Berkeley: Go Suck Your Husband's Sugarcane: Hijras and the Use of Sexual Insult

ISBN: 9780195104707
ISBN-10: 0195104706
Series: Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st October 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.8