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Language, Sexuality, and Power: Studies in Intersectional Sociolinguistics

Erez Levon and Ronald Beline Mendes


This book examines the diversity of sexuality as a social and linguistic phenomenon. Bringing together work on Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Middle East, this volume explores how different ideologies of what it means to belong to a nation or culture influence how sexualities are both understood and linguistically expressed in a range of global locales. Contributions to the volume use experiments, discourse analysis, and different types of statistical tests to identify the particular aspects of language—accent, grammar, vocabulary, discourse—that are ideologically ... More

Keywords: language, sexuality, diversity, intersectionality, ideology, cross-cultural, quantitative multimethod, qualitative multimethod, experimental multimethod

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190210366
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210366.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erez Levon, editor
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, Queen Mary University of London

Ronald Beline Mendes, editor
Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of São Paulo

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