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Public Discourses of Gay Men

By Paul Baker

Routledge – 2005 – 10 pages

Series: Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

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Description

Queer linguistics has only recently developed as an area of study; however academic interest in this field is rapidly increasing. Despite its growing appeal, many books on ‘gay language’ focus on private conversation and small communities. As such, Public Discourses of Gay Men represents an important corrective, by investigating a variety of sources in the public domain. A broad range of material, including tabloid newspaper articles, political debates on homosexual law and erotic narratives are used in order to analyse the language surrounding homosexuality. Bringing together queer linguistics and corpus linguistics the text investigate how gay male identities are constructed in the public domain.

Author Bio

Paul Baker is a lecturer at Lancaster University and the author of Polari: the Lost Language of Gay Men.

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  1. Corpus Linguistics

Name: Public Discourses of Gay Men (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Paul Baker. Queer linguistics has only recently developed as an area of study; however academic interest in this field is rapidly increasing. Despite its growing appeal, many books on ‘gay language’ focus on private conversation and small...
Categories: Corpus Linguistics