Gay and Lesbian Language

  title={Gay and Lesbian Language},
  author={Don Kulick},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
  • D. Kulick
  • Published 21 October 2000
  • Art, Sociology, Linguistics
  • Annual Review of Anthropology
▪ Abstract The past two decades have witnessed a minor explosion in publications dealing with the ways in which gay men and lesbians use language. In fact, though, work on the topic has been appearing in several disciplines (philology, linguistics, women's studies, anthropology, and speech communication) since the 1940s. This review charts the history of research on “gay and lesbian language,” detailing earlier concerns and showing how work of the 1980s and 1990s both grows out of and differs… 
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