Janet.Holmes at VUW.AC.NZ
Mon May 19 10:45:57 UTC 2003
Here are some references Jane
sorry they are not very up-to-date but they provide you with a start
Heywood, John 1997. The object of desire is the objectc of contempt: representations of masculinity in Straight to Hell magazine. In Sally Johnson & Urike Hanna Meinhof (Eds.), Language and Masculinity. Oxford: Blackwell, 188-207.
World Englishes 17,2 1998: Symposium on Linguistic Creativity in LGBT Discourse. 9 papers.
OUTiL, a mailing list for lesbian, gay, bisexual, dyke, queer, homosexual, etc.
linguists and their friends. Information about OUTiL is available at:
Jacobs, Greg 1998. The struggle over naming: a case study of ‘queer’ in Toronto, 1990-1994, World Englishes 17,2: 193-202.
Leap, William L. 1998. Rethinking language and gender: recent steps toward a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered linguistics. World Englishes 17,2: 191-192.
Leap, William 1999. Language, Socialization, and Silence in Gay Adolescence. In Mary Bucholtz, A.C. Liang, and Laurel Sutton (eds.) Reinventing Identities: The Gendered Self in Discourse. New York: Oxford University Press.
Liang, A.C. 1999. Conversationally Implicating Lesbian and Gay Identity. In Mary Bucholtz, A.C. Liang, and Laurel Sutton (eds.) Reinventing Identities: The Gendered Self in Discourse. New York: Oxford University Press.
Queen, Robin M. 1998. ‘Stay queer!’ ‘Never fear!’: building queer social networks, World Englishes 17,2: 203-214.
Zeve, Barry. 1993. "The Queen's English: Metaphor in Gay Speech."
_English Today_ 35(9)
Ashley, Leonard R. N. "Kinks and Queens: Linguistic and Cultural
Aspects of the Terminology for Gays." Maledicta 3 (1979): 215-256.
Livia, Anna (1995). "I Ought to Throw a Buick at You: Fictional
Representations of Butch/Femme Speech." In Kira Hall and Mary
Bucholtz, eds. _Gender Articulated: Language and the Socially
Constructed Self._ New York: Routledge.
Cox, Leslie John, and Richard Fay. 1994. "Gayspeak, The Linguistic
-Fringe: Bona Polari, Camp, Queerspeak and Beyond" in Margins of the
-City, ed. Whittle, S. Athenaeum Press.
"Queerly Articulated: Language, Gender, and Sexuality" edited by
Kira Hall; less about gay language than about women and language:
"Gender Articulated: Language and the socially constructed self."
-Grahn, Judy. Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds.
Boston: Beacon Press, 1984.
Livia, A., & Hall, K. (Ed.). (1997). Queerly Phrased: Language,
Gender and Sexuality. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Ashley, Leonard R. N. 1980. 'Lovely, Blooming, Fresh, and Gay': The
Onomastics of Camp. Maledicta 4:2.223-248.
Ashley, Leonard R.N. 1982. "Dyke Diction: The Language of Lesbians."
Maledicta VI: pp. 123-62. Also in Studies in Homosexuality, Dynes, W.
and S. Donaldsen, eds. 1994. Hamden, CT: Garland.
Ashley, Leonard R.N. 1979. "Kinks and Queens: Linguistic and Cultural
Aspects of the Terminology for Gays." Maledicta III: pp. 215-56 Chesebro, James W., ed. 1981. Gayspeak: Gay Male and Lesbian
Communication. New York: Pilgrim Press. [contains 25 papers on g/l
Chesebro, James W. 1994. "Reflections on Gay and Lesbian Rhetoric".
Queer Words, Queer Images. R. Jeffrey Ringer, ed. New York: NYU Press.
Dynes, Wayne R. 1985. Homolexis: A Historical and Cultural Lexicon of
Homosexuality. New York: Gay Academic Union.
Farrel, Ronald A. 1972. "The Argot of the Homosexual Subculture".
Anthropological Linguistics, Vol. 14, pp. 97-109.
Grahn, Judy. 1984. Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds.
Boston: Beacon Press. 324 pp. This is less a discussion of language
than of culture and mythology, with a strong influence from Goddess
spirituality; but includes comments on the history of many words used
to describe gay people. I don't vouch for its etymological rigor.
Gordon,Michael. "Sexual slang and gender". Women and Language. Fall
1993. Reports on male vs. female vocabularies for a variety of sexual
topics. [Lynne Murphy]
Hayes, Joseph J. 1976. "Gayspeak." Quarterly Journal of Speech, Vol.
62, No. 3, pp. 256-266.
Hayes, Joseph J. 1978-9. "Language and Language Behavior in Lesbian
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Johansson, Warren. 1981. "The Etymology of the Word `Faggot'." Gay
Books Bulletin 6, pp. 16-18, 33. Also in Studies in Homosexuality,
Dynes, W. and S. Donaldsen, eds. 1994. Hamden, CT: Garland
Leap, William L. 1994. "Learning gay culture in a 'desert of nothing':
Language as a resource in gender socialization." High School Journal
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Leap, William (ed.) 1985. Beyond the Lavender Lexicon: Authenticity, Imagination and Appropriation in Lesbian and Gay Languages. New York: Gordon and Breach Press.
Leap, William L. 1996. Word's Out: Gay Men's English. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Leap, William. Language, socialization and silence in gay adolescence. 1999. In Mary Bucholtz, A.C. Liang & Laurel A. Sutton (eds) Reinventing Identities. New York: Oxford University Press. 259-272.
Moonwomon, Birch. 1985. Toward an analysis (characterization?) of
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Women and Language.
Murray, Stephen O. 1980. "Lexical and Institutional Elaboration: The
`Species Homosexual' in Guatemala." Anthropological Linguistics 22.
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Ostrom, Aaron Bruce W. 1983. A Study of Lexical Items in the Gay
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Roberts, J.R. 1979. "In America They Call Us Dykes: Notes on the
Etymology and Usage of `Dyke'." Sinister Wisdom 9, pp. 2-11. Also in
Studies in Homosexuality, Dynes, W. and S. Donaldsen, eds. 1994.
Hamden, CT: Garland.
Rodgers, Bruce. 1972. Gay Talk: a Dictionary of Gay Slang. New York:
Rodgers, Bruce. 1972. The Queen's Vernacular: A Gay Lexicon. San
Francisco: Straight Arrow Books.
Spears, Richard A. 1985. "On the Etymology of `Dike'." American Speech
60, pp. 318-27.
Stanley, Alessandra. 1991. "Militants Back `Queer', Shoving `Gay' the
Way of `Negro'." New York Times, 6 April 1991, pp. 23-24.
Stanley, Julia Penelope. 1970. "Homosexual Slang." American Speech,
45, pp. 45-59.
Stanley, Julia Penelope. 1974. "When We Say `Out of the Closets!'"
College English, November, pp. 385-391.
Stanley, Julia Penelope. 1974. "What's In a Name: The Politics of
Naming." Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, April.
Stanley, Julia Penelope and Robbins, Susan. 1976. "Sexist Slang and
the Gay Community: Are You One Too?" Modern Language Association, New
Taub, Diane and Leger, Robert G. 1984. "Argot and the Creation of
Social Types in a Young Gay Community". Human Relations 37, pp.
Wells, Joel W. 1990. "The Sexual Vocabularies of Heterosexual and
Homosexual Males and Females for Communicating Erotically with a
Sexual Partner." Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp.
Wells, Joel W. 1989. "Sexual Language Usage in Different Interpersonal
Contexts: A Comparison of Gender and Sexual Orientation." Archives of
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From: jane parker [mailto:jtothapea at WILDMAIL.COM]
Sent: Mon 5/19/2003 9:04 p.m.
To: FLING at LISTSERV.LINGUISTLIST.ORG
Subject: lesbian language
i am an MA student at Queen Mary University of London and am writing my
dissertation on Language and Gender. i am particularly interested in studies
of gay and lesbian language and would really appreciate if anyone out there
could perhaps recommend some reading???
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