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Journal Title: Journal of Language and Sexuality
Volume/Issue:   2/1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 177 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

Hegemonic masculinity and the variability of gay-sounding speech: The perceived sexuality of transgender men
Lal Zimman 1 – 39

“I’m your hero? Like me?”: The role of ‘expert’ in the trans male vlog
Avery Dame 40 – 69

“But I’m attracted to women”: Sexuality and sexual identity performance in interactional discourse among bisexual students
Lisa Thorne 70 – 100

Flirting and ‘normative’ sexualities
Scott F. Kiesling 101 – 121

“We aren’t really that different”: Globe-hopping discourse and queer rights in Singapore
Robert Phillips 122 – 144

Power, panics, and pronouns: The information politics of transnational LGBT NGOs
Ryan Richard Thoreson 145 – 177
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 24.1199