Article published in:10th Anniversary Issue: Reflections on the Field of Language and Sexuality Studies
Edited by William L. Leap and Heiko Motschenbacher
[Journal of Language and Sexuality 10:1] 2021
► pp. 25–36
Language and sexuality studies today
Why “homosexual” is a bad word and why “queer linguist” is not an identity
This article presents a short overview of the field of language and sexuality since the mid-1990s and discusses two issues that have repeatedly played a role in my own work in the field during the last decade: the incompatibility of the term homosexual with non-heteronormative language use, and the question of what counts as queer linguistic work.
Keywords: queer linguistics, sexual terminology, language and sexuality studies
Published online: 15 February 2021
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