© 2012

Dyke/Girl: Language and Identities in a Lesbian Group


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Lucy Jones
    Pages 1-13
  3. Lucy Jones
    Pages 32-48
  4. Lucy Jones
    Pages 49-63
  5. Lucy Jones
    Pages 64-86
  6. Lucy Jones
    Pages 143-161
  7. Lucy Jones
    Pages 162-180
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 181-195

About this book


This book explores the construction of identities within a lesbian group, outlining interactive tactics used in the production of mutually-negotiated norms of authenticity. Using ethnography and discourse analysis, a range of group-specific personae are revealed to be continually reworked and reproduced within the women's interaction.


authenticity construction discourse discourse analysis identity interaction knowledge linguistics style transcription understanding women

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of HullUK

About the authors

LUCY JONES is Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Hull, UK, and was previously Lecturer in English Language at Edge Hill University, UK. Her research interests include Sociocultural Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Ethnography, Language and Gender, and Language and Sexual Identity.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Dyke/Girl: Language and Identities in a Lesbian Group
  • Authors L. Jones
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Language & Linguistics Collection Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-230-29256-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-33234-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-27134-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 195
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociolinguistics
    Gender Studies
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


'Jones' study adds to the currently small amount of scholarship which exclusively addresses lesbian-specific interaction. She has succeeded in creating space for further studies in cross-generational lesbian language; it is my hope that this study will open further avenues for queer sociolinguistics research.' - LINGUIST