"Speaking as a Heterosexual": (How) Does Sexuality Matter for Talk-in-Interaction?

@article{Kitzinger2005SpeakingAA,
  title={"Speaking as a Heterosexual": (How) Does Sexuality Matter for Talk-in-Interaction?},
  author={Celia Kitzinger},
  journal={Research on Language and Social Interaction},
  year={2005},
  volume={38},
  pages={221 - 265}
}
  • C. Kitzinger
  • Published 1 July 2005
  • Sociology
  • Research on Language and Social Interaction
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