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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: New Perspectives on Language and Sexual Identity
Written By: Elizabeth Morrish
Helen Sauntson
URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=269249
Description:

New Perspectives on Language and Sexual Identity presents a range of new
and exciting data to illustrate and explore aspects of the relationship
between language and sexuality. Using data drawn from lesbian and gay
conversations and narratives, reflections on coming out, representations of
lesbians in film and erotic fiction, and representations of prominent gay
men in newspaper reports, the book exemplifies some of the ways in which
lesbians and gay men construct identity from among the symbolic resources
available within lesbian and gay communities of practice. The book uses
analytical techniques such as spoken discourse analysis, critical text
analysis and corpus linguistics to uncover and investigate how sexual
identities are discursively constructed across a range of real life
contexts and text types.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403937966
ISBN-13: 9781403937964
Pages: 240
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00