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. 37–47
Reflections on the Journal of Language and Sexuality and the view from Japan
This paper discusses contributions of the Journal of Language and Sexuality made in the past decade in publication in relation to a development of the field currently recognized as language, gender and sexuality. I detail the development by using studies on joseigo ‘Japanese women’s language’ and discuss how it has impacted the field as a domain of scholarship and practice in the current moment beyond the study of the Japanese language. Lastly, I end the paper by commenting on directions in which language and sexuality studies have not yet examined but ought to address in future inquiry.
Keywords: Japanese women’s language, xxx kotoba , (non-)normativities, language ideologies
Published online: 15 February 2021
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