© 2007

New Perspectives on Language and Sexual Identity


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Liz Morrish, Helen Sauntson
    Pages 1-24
  3. Liz Morrish, Helen Sauntson
    Pages 53-86
  4. Liz Morrish, Helen Sauntson
    Pages 87-111
  5. Liz Morrish, Helen Sauntson
    Pages 112-136
  6. Liz Morrish, Helen Sauntson
    Pages 198-209
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 210-223

About this book


Presenting new and exciting data from lesbian and gay conversations, narratives, representations of lesbians in film and erotic fiction, and representations of prominent gay men in newspapers, this book looks at some of the ways lesbians and gay men construct identity from among the symbolic resources available within lesbian and gay communities.


construction corpus discourse fiction film identity knowledge press resistance discourse analysis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Nottingham Trent UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of BirminghamUK

About the authors

ELIZABETH MORRISH is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Her research interests lie in the area of language and sexual identity. She is on the organizing committee of the annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics series of conferences.

HELEN SAUNTSON is a Lecturer in English Language at Birmingham University, UK. Her main teaching and research interests are in the areas of discourse analysis, language, gender and sexuality and language in education. She is co-editor of Language, Sexualities and Desires: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

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