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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: Language and Sexuality
Written By: Deborah Cameron
Don Kulick
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521009693
Description:

This lively and accessible textbook looks at how we talk about sex and why
we talk about it the way we do. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from
personal ads to phone sex, from sado-masochistic scenes to sexual assault
trials, the book provides a clear introduction to the relationship between
language and sexuality. Using a broad definition of 'sexuality', the book
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. Cameron and Kulick contextualize their
findings within current research in linguistics, anthropology and
psychology, and bring together relevant theoretical debates on sexuality,
gender, identity, desire, meaning and power. Topical and entertaining,
this much-needed textbook will be welcomed by students and researchers in
sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology and gender/sexuality studies, as
well as anyone interested in the relationship between language and sex.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521009693
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 192
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