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Title: The Language and Sexuality Reader
Edited By: Deborah Cameron
Don Kulick
URL: http://www.routledge.com/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=&isbn=9780415363075&parent_id
Description:

The Language and Sexuality Reader is the first of its kind to bring
together material from the fields of anthropology, communication studies,
linguistics, medicine and psychology in an examination of the role of
sexuality in written and spoken language. Organized into thematic sections,
the Reader addresses:

*early documentation of vocabulary used by male homosexuals and later work
on the existence of a discourse style signifying gay identity

*the use of language by individuals to present themselves as sexual and
gendered subjects

*the way language reflects, reinforces or challenges cultural norms
defining

*what is "natural" and desirable in the sphere of sex

*the verbal communication of sexual desire in different settings, genres
and media.

Extracts from: Hideko Abe, Laura M. Ahearn, Rusty Barrett, Deborah Cameron,
Kathryn Campbell-Kibler, Donald W. Cory, Justine Coupland, Louie Crew,
James Darsey, Penelope Eckert, Susan Ehrlich, Joseph J. Hayes, Scott F.
Kiesling, Celia Kitzinger, Don Kulick, William L. Leap, Gershon Legman,
Momoko Nakamura, Sally McConnell-Ginet, Julia Penelope, Robert J. Podesva,
June Machover Reinisch, Sarah J. Roberts, Stephanie A. Sanders, David
Sonenschein, David Valentine.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 041536308X
ISBN-13: 9780415363082
Pages: 336
Prices: U.S. $ 125.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415363071
ISBN-13: 9780415363075
Pages: 336
Prices: U.S. $ 41.95