Theorizing identity in language and sexuality research

  title={Theorizing identity in language and sexuality research},
  author={Mary Bucholtz and Kira Hall},
  journal={Language in Society},
  pages={469 - 515}
The field of language and sexuality has gained importance within socioculturally oriented linguistic scholarship. Much current work in this area emphasizes identity as one key aspect of sexuality. However, recent critiques of identity-based research advocate instead a desire-centered view of sexuality. Such an approach artificially restricts the scope of the field by overlooking the close relationship between identity and desire. This connection emerges clearly in queer linguistics, an approach… 
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