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Language, Sexualities and Desires

Cross-Cultural Perspectives

  • Helen Sauntson
  • Sakis Kyratzis

About this book


Sexualities are perceived, constructed and represented in different ways in various languages and cultures. This volume addresses how people use various linguistic features to construct their sexual identities and relationships and how membership of specific social groups, based on sexual and lifestyle choices, may be signalled through language.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Helen Sauntson
    • 1
  • Sakis Kyratzis
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK
  2. 2.Kingston UniversityUK

About the editors

DEBORAH A. CHIRREY is a Lecturer in English Language at Edge Hill College of Higher Education in Lancashire, UK JENNIFER COATES is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Roehampton University, UK YVONNE DRÖSCHEL is a Research and Teaching Assistant in English Linguistics at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland STEPHAN A. GROSSE is based in Germany where he is a multilingual researcher and language professional specializing in intercultural communication and foreign language pedagogy MICHAEL HOEY is Baines Professor of English Language at the University of Liverpool, UK WILLIAM LEAP is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology, American University (Washington DC), USA LIA LITOSSELITI is Lecturer in Linguistics at City University, London, UK LIZ MORRISH is Subject Leader of Linguistics at Nottingham Trent University, UK PIA PICHLER is a Lecturer in Linguistics at Goldsmiths' College, University of London, UK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Language, Sexualities and Desires
  • Book Subtitle Cross-Cultural Perspectives
  • Authors Sakis Kyratzis
  • Editors H. Sauntson
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Language & Linguistics Collection Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4039-3327-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-51660-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-62513-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 248
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociolinguistics
    Gender Studies
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