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Title: Language, Gender and Sexual Identity
Subtitle: Poststructuralist perspectives
Written By: Heiko Motschenbacher
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=Impact%2029
Series Title: IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 29
Description:

This book makes an innovative contribution to the relatively young field of
Queer Linguistics. Subscribing to a poststructuralist framework, it presents a
critical, deconstructionist perspective on the discursive construction of
heteronormativity and gender binarism from a linguistic point of view. On the
one hand, the book provides an outline of Queer approaches to issues of
language, gender and sexual identity that is of interest to students and
scholars new to the field. On the other hand, the empirical analyses of
language data represent material that also appeals to experts in the field.
The
book deals with repercussions of the discursive materialisation of
heteronormativity and gender binarism in various kinds of linguistic data.
These include stereotypical genderlects, structural linguistic gender
categories (especially from a contrastive linguistic point of view), the
discursive sedimentation of female and feminine generics, linguistic
constructions of the gendered body in advertising and the usage of personal
reference forms to create characters in Queer Cinema. Throughout the book,
readers become aware of the wounding potential that gendered linguistic
forms may possess in certain contexts.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
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