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Queerly Phrased: Language, Gender, and Sexuality

EditorAnna Livia, Kira Hall

Paperback | June 1, 1996

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This pioneering collection of previously unpublished articles on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender language combines queer theory and feminist theory with the latest thinking on language and gender. The book expands the field well beyond the study of "gay slang" to consider gay dialects(such as Polari in England), early modern discourse on gay practices, and late twentieth-century descriptions of homosexuality. These essays examine the conversational patterns of queer speakers in a wide variety of settings, from women's friendship groups to university rap groups and electronicmail postings.Taking a global--rather than regional--approach, the contributors herein study the language usage of sexually liminal communities in a variety of linguistic and cultural contexts, such as lesbian speakers of American Sign Language, Japanese gay male couples, Hindi-speaking hijras (eunuchs) in NorthIndia, Hausa-speaking 'yan daudu (feminine men) in Nigeria, and French and Yiddish gay groups. The most accessible and diverse collection of its kind, Queerly Phrased: Language, Gender, and Sexuality sets a new standard in the study of language's impact on the construction of sexuality.
Anna Livia is at University of Illinois. Kira Hall is at Yale University.
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Title:Queerly Phrased: Language, Gender, and SexualityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 1.3 inPublished:June 1, 1996Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Anna Livia and Kira Hall, Editors: IntroductionPart 1: LAVENDER LEXICALITYArnold Zwicky, Stanford University and Ohio State University: Two Lavender Issues for LinguistsM. Lynne Murphy: The Elusive Bisexual: Social Categorization and Lexico-Semantic ChangeRandy P. Conner, University of Texas: Les Molles et les chausses: Mapping the Isle of Hermaphrodites in Pre-Modern FranceIan Lucas: The Color of His Eyes: Polari and the Sisters of Perpetual IndulgenceJames Valentine: Pots and Pans: Identification of Queer Japanese in Terms of DiscriminationMichael J. Sweet: Talking about Feygelekh: A Queer Male Representation in Jewish American SpeechDiane Watt, University of Aberystwyth, Wales: Read My Lips: Clypping and Kyssing in the 16th CenturyMarie-Jo Bonnet, Paris France: Sappho, or the Importance of Culture in the Language of LoveMala Kleinfeld and Noni Warner: Lexical Variation in the Deaf Community Relating to Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual SignsLynne Murphy, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa: The Elusive "Bisexual"Part 2: QUEERSPEAKRusty Barrett, University of Texas at Austin: The Homo-Genius CommunityElizabeth Morrish, Nottingham Trent University: "Falling Short of God's Ideal": Public Discourse about Lesbians and GaysJennifer Coates and Mary Ellen Jordan, Roehampton Institute and Melbourne University: Que(e)rying Friendship: Discourses of Resistance and the Construction of Gendered SubjectivityRobin M. Queen: "I Don't Speak Spritch": Locating Lesbian LanguageKathleen M. Wood: Narrative Iconicity in Electronic-Mail, Lesbian Coming- Out StoriesA. C. Liang: The Creation of Coherence in Coming-Out StoriesWilliam Leap, American University: Performative Effect in Three Gay English TextsJames Armstrong, State University of New York, Plattsburgh: Homophobic Slang as Coercive Discourse Among College StudentsTina Neumann, Gallaudet University: Deaf Identity, Lesbian Identity: Intersections in a Life NarrativeBirch Moonwomon-Baird, Ohio State University: Toward the Study of Lesbian SpeechPart 3: LINGUISTIC GENDER-BENDINGAnna Livia: Disloyal to Masculinity: Linguistic Gender and Liminal Identity in FrenchBruce Bagemihl, University of British Colombia, Canada: Surrogate Phonology and Transsexual FaggotryGenevieve Pastre, Publisher, les Octaviennes, France: Linguistic Gender Play amoung French Gays and LesbiansJanet Shibamoto Smith, University of California at Davis: The Gendering of the Gay Male Sex Class in JapanRudolf Gaudio, Stanford University: Not Talking Straight in HausaKira Hall, University of California at Berkeley: Go Suck Your Husband's Sugarcane: Hijras and the Use of Sexual Insult

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"The editors are to be thanked for having assembled such a rich feast."--The Women's Review of Books