IsiNgqumo – Introducing a gay Black South African linguistic variety

  title={IsiNgqumo – Introducing a gay Black South African linguistic variety},
  author={Stephanie Rudwick and Mduduzi Ntuli},
  journal={Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies},
  pages={445 - 456}
'Lavender linguistics' in South Africa experienced a recent breakthrough with Cage's pioneering 2003 publication of 'Gayle – the language of kinks & queens'. What is however still lacking is research into the indigenous African gay speech variety that Cage identified as the 'black' equivalent to Gayle, namely isiNgqumo. In this paper we take up the task of introducing isiNgqumo while interrogating the following questions: If we trust the data collected thus far which suggests that there is a… Expand
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