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Motschenbacher, Heiko. 2021. Language and sexuality studies today: Why “homosexual” is a bad word and why “queer linguist” is not an identity. Journal of Language and Sexuality 10 (1) : 25–36.
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Language as a subject
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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.