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Journal Title: Journal of Language and Sexuality
Volume/Issue:   2/2
Date: 15/08/2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 150 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

From gay language to normative discourse : A diachronic corpus analysis of Lavender Linguistics conference abstracts 1994–2012
Paul Baker 179 – 205

Expanding the Queer Linguistic scene: Multimodality, space and sexuality at a South African university.
Tommaso M. Milani 206 – 234

Religious victimization as social empowerment in discrimination narratives from California’s Proposition 8 campaign
Chris VanderStouwe 235 – 261

“In Salsa, it’s okay to be a woman”: Legitimating heteronormativity in a culturally ‘other’ environment
Britta Schneider 262 – 291

Speech that silences, silences that speak: “That’s so gay,” “that’s so ghetto,” and safe space in High School
Susan W. Woolley 292 – 319

Book review

Viteri, María Amelia, Serrano, José Fernando & Vidal-Ortiz, Salvador (eds). 2011. ¿Cómo se piensa lo “queer” en América Latina?
Reviewed by Michael J. Horswell 321 – 328
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Spanish
 
LL Issue: 24.3288