Gender, sexuality and the English language

Hazenberg, Evan (2020) Gender, sexuality and the English language. In: Aarts, Bas, McMahon, April and Hinrichs, Lars (eds.) The handbook of English linguistics, 2nd ed. Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics . Wiley, Chichester. ISBN 9781119540564

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The field of language and gender has changed considerably over the past few decades, moving from the biologically-defined categorization of sex common in the 1960s and 1970s towards the more socially-constructed understanding of gender that is common today. This expanded understanding of ‘gender’ has allowed researchers to explore the linguistic construction and reification of sexualities and trans identities, as well as multiple masculinities and femininities.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: sociolinguistics, language variation, queer linguistics, LGBTQ+, trans identities, femininities, masculinities, normativities
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0012 Sexual life
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P0040 Relation to sociology. Sociolinguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English
Depositing User: Evan Hazenberg
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2019 15:57
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2021 10:57

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