List of John Benjamins publications for which Thomas Baudinette plays a role.
Cosmopolitan English, traditional Japanese: Reading language desire into the signage of Tokyo’s gay district. Gender, Sexuality & Linguistic Landscapes, Milani, Tommaso M. (ed.), pp. 238–2562018.
The Linguistic Landscape of Tokyo’s premier gay district, Shinjuku Ni-chōme, contains much English-language signage. Previously described in touristic literature as marking out spaces for foreign gay men, this article draws upon an ethnographic study of how signage produces queer space in Japan to… read more | Article
Constructing identities on a Japanese gay dating site: Hunkiness, cuteness and the desire for heteronormative masculinity. Journal of Language and Sexuality 6:2, pp. 232–2612017.
By analysing 200 posts on a Japanese gay dating Bulletin Board System (deai-kei BBS), I investigate how users strategically deploy language to construct desirable identities and “sell themselves” online. Drawing upon both quantitative and qualitative analysis, I demonstrate that users of the BBS… read more | Article