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Wed Aug 13 2003

Books: Sociolinguistics: Cameron, Kulick

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  1. jreid, Language and Sexuality: Cameron, Kulick

Message 1: Language and Sexuality: Cameron, Kulick

Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 11:53:09 +0000
From: jreid <>
Subject: Language and Sexuality: Cameron, Kulick

Title: Language and Sexuality
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press		 
Book URL:
Author: Deborah Cameron, Univeristy of London, London, U.K.
Author: Don Kulick, New York University, New York, N.Y. 

Hardback: ISBN: 0521804337, Pages: 192, Price: $58.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521009693, Pages: 192, Price: $21.00

This accessible book looks at how we talk about sex and why we talk
about it the way we do. Drawing on examples that range from personal
ads to phone sex, sado-masochistic scenes to sexual assault trials,
this work provides a clear introduction to the relationship between
language and sexuality. Using a broad definition of "sexuality", it
encompasses not only issues surrounding sexual orientation and
identity, but also questions about the discursive construction of
sexuality and the verbal expression of erotic desire. Contents:

Preface; 1. Making connection; 2. Talking sex and thinking sex: the
linguistic and discursive construction of sexuality; 3. What has
gender got to do with sex? Language, heterosexuality and
heteronormativity; 4. Sexuality as identity: gay and lesbian language;
5. Looking beyond identity: language and desire; 6. Language and
sexuality: theory, research and politics.

Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistics
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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