By Anna Livia, Kira Hall
This pioneering number of formerly unpublished articles on lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender language combines queer conception and feminist conception with the newest pondering on language and gender. The ebook expands the sector well past the examine of "gay slang" to contemplate homosexual dialects (such as Polari in England), early glossy discourse on homosexual practices, and past due twentieth-century descriptions of homosexuality. those essays learn the conversational styles of queer audio system in a wide selection of settings, from women's friendship teams to school rap teams and piece of email postings.
Taking a global--rather than regional--approach, the individuals herein learn the language utilization of sexually liminal groups in numerous linguistic and cultural contexts, equivalent to lesbian audio system of yank signal Language, jap homosexual male undefined, Hindi-speaking hijras (eunuchs) in North India, Hausa-speaking 'yan daudu (feminine males) in Nigeria, and French and Yiddish homosexual teams. the main obtainable and numerous choice of its style, Queerly Phrased: Language, Gender, and Sexuality units a brand new general within the examine of language's influence at the building of sexuality.
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Linguistic relativity It is quite an illusion to imagine that one adjusts to reality essentially without the use of language and that language is merely an incidental means for solving specific problems of communication and reflection. The fact of the matter is that the "real" world is to a large extent unconsciously built on the language habits of the group. (Sapir 1929, quoted in Muhlhausler and Harre 1990: 3) Linguistic determinism Such categories as ... gender ... are systematically elaborated in language and are not so much discovered in experience as imposed upon it because of the tyrannical hold that linguistic form has upon our orientation in the world.
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