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Linguistic Dimensions of Sexual Normativity, Corpus-Based Evidence

This book advances the theorization of normativity as a key concept in language and sexuality studies, bringing together some of the author⁰́₉s previous work with new material for a comprehensive exploration of the influence of normativity on the relationship between language and sexuality. The first section of the book outlines fundamental areas of inquiry in language and sexuality studies today, with a focus on queer linguistic inquiry, and elucidates the book⁰́₉s theoretical frameworks around normativity. Chapters in the section reflect on the ways in which normativity shapes sexuality-related language, how language is employed to convey sexual normativities, and on queer linguistic challenges for the use of research methods in the discipline through a discussion of their implementation in corpus linguistics. The second part of the book builds on these theoretical foundations by featuring seven case studies that illustrate a diverse range of methods and language data, with a concluding chapter considering the implications of their findings for furthering theoretical debates and future research on normativity in language and sexuality studies. This volume will be of interest to scholars in language and sexuality, language and gender, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, applied linguistics, and corpus linguistics
Table Of Contents
Part 1: IntroductionChapter 1: Language, sexuality and the LIDISNO ProjectPart 2: Theoretical and methodological considerationsChapter 2: Language and normativityChapter 3: Sexual normativitiesChapter 4: A linguistic take on labeling theoryChapter 5: Corpus linguistics in language and sexuality studies: Queer linguistic challengesPart 3: Case studiesChapter 6: Sexual labels I: A co-occurrence analysisChapter 7: Sexual labels II: A collocational word-sketch analysisChapter 8: Discursive shifts associated with coming out: A keyword and concordance analysisChapter 9: Language use before and after Stonewall: A historical corpus analysisChapter 10: Metalinguistic comments in gay men⁰́₉s pre-Stonewall narratives: A folk linguistic analysisChapter 11: Shedding light on sexual speech acts: A pragmatic analysisChapter 12: The desire-identity shift in language use: A semantically driven corpus analysisPart 4: ConclusionChapter 13: Extending the remit of labeling theoryChapter 14: Non-heteronormative language guidelinesReferencesIndex
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1 online resource (295 pages)
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