Heiko Motschenbacher

List of John Benjamins publications for which Heiko Motschenbacher plays a role.



10th Anniversary Issue: Reflections on the Field of Language and Sexuality Studies

Edited by William L. Leap and Heiko Motschenbacher

Special issue of Journal of Language and Sexuality 10:1 (2021) v, 96 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology
Subjects Discourse studies | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

Gender Across Languages: Volume 4

Edited by Marlis Hellinger and Heiko Motschenbacher

Subjects Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

New Perspectives on English as a European Lingua Franca

Heiko Motschenbacher

[Not in series, 182] 2013. xi, 249 pp.
Subjects Applied linguistics | English linguistics | Language policy | Multilingualism | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology
Subjects Communication Studies | Discourse studies | Language policy | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Sociology
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology


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… read more | Article
As an introduction to the special issue, this paper presents an overview of previous corpus linguistic work in the field of language and sexuality and discusses the compatibility of corpus linguistic methodology with queer linguistics as a central theoretical approach in language and sexuality… read more | Article
This article attempts to counter the contemporary marginalisation of structural gender linguistics within the field of language and gender. It argues that, in order to make structural gender linguistics compatible with recent developments in the field, it is necessary to initiate a conceptual shift… read more | Article
Prompted by the increased visibility of inclusive pedagogies, the present article discusses the concept of “inclusion” in relation to foreign language teaching from a linguistic perspective. The foreign language classroom constitutes a special environment that poses specific language-related… read more | Article
Motschenbacher, Heiko. 2015. Some new perspectives on gendered language structures. Gender Across Languages: Volume 4, Hellinger, Marlis and Heiko Motschenbacher (eds.), pp. 27–48
Motschenbacher, Heiko and Marija Weikert. 2015. Structural gender trouble in Croatian. Gender Across Languages: Volume 4, Hellinger, Marlis and Heiko Motschenbacher (eds.), pp. 49–95
The present paper aims to shed light on how social actors orient to sexual normativity in their talk. It relates normativity to (Foucauldian) notions of discourse and power, arguing that local linguistic negotiations of sexuality are generally shaped by a competition between dominant and… read more | Article
Leap, William L. and Heiko Motschenbacher. 2012. Launching a new phase in language and sexuality studies. Journal of Language and Sexuality 1:1, pp. 1–14
This article provides an ethnographically based discourse analysis of linguistic practices of heterosexual construction in a transnational media context, Eurovision Song Contest press conferences. It aims to shed light on how research on heterosexualities can contribute to the critical discussion… read more | Article