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Polari-- the lost language of gay men

Author: Paul Baker
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Routledge studies in linguistics, 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Polari is a secret form of language mainly used by homosexual men in London and other cities during the twentieth century. Derived in part from the slang lexicons of numerous stigmatised and itinerant groups, Polari was also a means of socialising, acting out camp performances and reconstructing a shared gay identity and worldview among its speakers. This book examines the ways in which Polari was used in order to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Baker, Paul, 1972-
Polari-- the lost language of gay men.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2002
(DLC) 2002072634
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Baker
ISBN: 020316704X 9780203167045 9780415261807 0415261805 9786610069026 6610069026 9780203282397 0203282396
OCLC Number: 252915898
Description: 1 online resource (215 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Book Cover""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""
Series Title: Routledge studies in linguistics, 1.
Responsibility: Paul Baker.
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This book examines the ways in which Polari - a secret form of language mainly used by homosexual men - was used in order to construct 'gay identities' in the UK over the past fifty years.  Read more...

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