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Word's out : gay men's English

Author: William Leap
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : University of Minnesota Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Do gay men communicate with each other differently than they do with straight people? If they do, how is "gay men's English" different from "straight English"? In Word's Out, William Leap addresses these questions in an entertaining account that looks at gay men's English as a cultural and a linguistic phenomenon.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Leap, William.
Word's out.
Minneapolis, Minn. : University of Minnesota Press, ©1996
(DLC) 95035967
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Leap
ISBN: 9780816685073 081668507X
OCLC Number: 614486166
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 180 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Examples; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Studying Gay Men's English; 1 Can There Be Gay Discourse without Gay Language?; 2 Gay English as Cooperative Discourse; 3 Ensuring Cooperative Discourse: Exaggeration, Turn Taking, Pauses, and Terminals; 4 The Risk Outside: Gay English, "Suspect Gays," and Heterosexuals; 5 Claiming Gay Space: Bathroom Graffiti, Songs about Cities, and "Queer" Reference; 6 Language, Risk, and Space in a Health Club Locker Room; 7 Gay English in a "Desert of Nothing": Language and Gay Socialization; 8 Gay English and the Language of AIDS.
Responsibility: William L. Leap.

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