Language, Sexuality, and Power: Studies in Intersectional Sociolinguistics

Paperback | January 6, 2016

EditorErez Levon, Ronald Beline Mendes

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Language, Sexuality, and Power: Studies in Intersectional Sociolinguistics examines the diversity of sexuality as a social and linguistic phenomenon. Bringing together work on Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and the Middle East, the volume explores how different ideologiesof what it means to belong to a nation or culture influence how sexualities are both understood and linguistically expressed in a range of global locales. Contributions to the volume use experiments, discourse analysis and different types of statistical tests to identify the particular aspects of language - accent, grammar, vocabulary, discourse - that are ideologically associated with sexuality in specific contexts. Combining insights fromlinguistics, anthropology, sociology and cultural studies, the essays describe how individuals draw on these culturally-specific associations both when evaluating the speech of others and in their everyday presentations of self. Together, the eleven chapters in the collection provide a wide-rangingand multi-method perspective on how language mediates individual desires and larger social structures. They also serve to demonstrate the diverse interconnections between sexuality and other dimensions of lived experience in a variety of previously under-explored national and linguisticsettings.

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Language, Sexuality, and Power: Studies in Intersectional Sociolinguistics examines the diversity of sexuality as a social and linguistic phenomenon. Bringing together work on Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and the Middle East, the volume explores how different ideologiesof what it means to belong to a nation or cul...

Erez Levon is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London. Ronald Beline Mendes is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sao Paolo.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.91 inPublished:January 6, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Erez Levon and Ronald Beline Mendes: Introduction: Locating Sexuality in Language2. Andrew D. Wong: How Does Oppression Work? Insights from Hong Kong Lesbian's Labelling Practices3. Stephanie Rudwick and Thabo Msibi: Social and linguistic representations of South African same-sex relations: The case of skesana4. Claire Maree: Sorry Guys! The discursive construction of queer spatiality in Japanese women-only club flyers5. Marie Maegaard and Nicolai Pharao: /s/ variation and perceptions of male sexuality in Denmark6. Ronald Beline Mendes: Nonstandard plural noun phrase agreement as an index of masculinity7. Sara Mack: Variation and perception of sexual orientation in Caribbean Spanish8. Peter R cz and Viktoria Papp: Percepts of Hungarian pitch-shifted male speech9. Robert J. Podesva and Janneke Van Hofwegen: /s/exuality in small-town California: Gender normativity and the acoustic realization of /s/10. Pavadee Saisuwan: Kathoey and the linguistic construction of gender identity in Thailand11. Erez Levon: Conflicted selves: Language, religion and same-sex desire in Israel