Publication details [#56368]

Cashman, Holly R. 2012. Homophobic slurs and public apologies: The discursive struggle over fag/maricón in public discourse. Multilingua 31 (1) : 55–81.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This paper discusses the discursive and ideological struggle over Spanish/English bilingual Latinos' use of the homophobic terms maricón (Spanish)/fag (English) in American public discourse in the two different settings of an informal sports-linked press conference and a political interview in a radio talk show, and related public apologies.