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Language, Gender, and Sexuality


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Table of Contents

List of FiguresAcknowledgmentsNotation and transcription

  1. More than talking difference

2. Studying language3. What are gender and sexuality?: A short introduction to a very big topic4. How we got here: A brief history of the study of language, gender, and sexuality5. Linguistic categorization and gender categories6. Interaction, identity, and performativity7. Linguistic norms as gender norms8. Putting it all together: Gender, sexuality, and language infuse life and societyIndex

About the Author

Scott F. Kiesling is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.


"Comprehensive, thorough and, most importantly, accessible to a wider audience of readers, this book offers a much-needed updated overview of cutting-edge research on language, gender and sexuality. It should be compulsory reading for all undergraduate students in the social sciences and humanities."Tommaso M. Milani, University of Gothenburg, Sweden"Language, Gender, and Sexuality offers an accessible and engaging overview of the ways individuals relate to, describe and reconfigure gender and sexuality through language. Assuming no prior knowledge in this area, Kiesling walks the reader through over 40 years of research on the topic, highlighting both persistent themes and emerging trends. Kiesling's book is an excellent resource for those interested in gaining a new perspective on the social dimensions of gender and sexuality."Erez Levon, Queen Mary University of London, UK

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