Language, sexuality and power

Language and the politics of sexuality

Levon, Erez & Ronald Beline Mendes, eds. (2016). Language, sexuality and power: Studies in intersectional sociolinguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Levon, Erez (2010). Language and the politics of sexuality: Lesbians and gays in Israel. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Selected Articles & Chapters

 fc Language and sexual politics. In Barrett, R. & K. Hall, eds., The Oxford handbook of language and sexuality. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

 fc Queering multilingualism and politics: Regimes of mobility, citizenship and (in)visibility (with Tommaso Milani). In Wodak, R. & B. Forchtner, eds., The Routledge handbook of language and politics. London: Routledge.

 fcThe substance of style: Gender, social class and interactional stance in /s/-fronting in southeast England (with Sophie Holmes-Elliott). Linguistics (2017).
 fcThe embedded indexical value of /s/-fronting in Afrikaans and South African English (with Ian Bekker). Linguistics (2017).
 2017The topography of masculine normativities in South Africa (with Tommaso Milani and E. Dimitris Kitis). Critical Discourse Studies 14: 514-531. [doi]
 2016Sexing diversity: Linguistic landscapes of homonationalism (with Tommaso Milani). Language & Communication 51: 69-86. [doi]

 2016 Gender, interaction and intonational meaning: The discourse function of High Rising Terminals in London. Journal of Sociolinguistics 20(2): 133-163[doi]
 2016 'That's what I call a man': Representations of racialized and classed masculinities in the UK print media (with Paul Baker). Gender & Language 10(1): 106-139. [doi]

 2016 Conflicted selves: Language, sexuality and religion in Israel. In Levon, E. & R. Mendes, eds. Language, sexuality and power: Studies in intersectional sociolinguistics, 215-239. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [book website]
 2016 Introduction: Locating sexuality in language (with Ronald Mendes). In Levon, E. & R. Mendes, eds. Language, sexuality and power: Studies in intersectional sociolinguistics, 1-18. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [book website]

 2015 Perception, cognition and linguistic structure: The effect of linguistic modularity and cognitive style on sociolinguistic processing (with Isabelle Buchstaller). Language Variation and Change 27(3): 319-348. [doi] [pdf] 

 2015 Integrating intersectionality in language, gender and sexuality research. Language and Linguistics Compass 9(7): 295-308.  [doi]

 2015 Picking the right cherries? A comparison of corpus and qualitative analyses of news articles about masculinity (with Paul Baker). Discourse & Communication 19(2): 221-236. [pdf

 2015 'The ideal gay man': Narrating masculinity and national identity in Israel. In Milani, T., ed., Language and masculinities: Performances, intersections, dislocations, 133-155. London: Routledge. [book website

 2014 Categories, stereotypes and the linguistic perception of sexuality. Language in Society 43(5): 539-566.  [doi] [pdf]

 2014 The politics of prosody: Language, sexuality and national belonging in Israel. In Zimman, L., J. Davis & J. Raclaw, eds., Queer excursions: Re-theorizing binaries in language, gender and sexuality, 101-128. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [book website]

 2014 Salience and the sociolinguistic monitor: A case study of (ING) and TH-fronting in Britain (with Sue Fox). Journal of English Linguistics 42(3): 185-217.  [doi]
 2013 East End boys and West End girls: /s/-fronting in southeast England (with Sophie Holmes-Elliott). University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 19(2): 111-120. [doi] [pdf
 2012 The voice of others: Identity, alterity and gender normativity among gay men in Israel. Language in Society 41(2): 187-211.  [doi] [pdf]
 2012 Gender, prescriptivism and language change: Morphological variation in Hebrew animate reference. Language Variation and Change 24(1): 33-58.  [doi] [pdf]

 2011 Teasing apart to bring together: Gender and sexuality in variationist research. American Speech 86(1): 69-84.  [doi] [pdf]
 2009 Dimensions of style: Context, politics and motivation in gay Israeli speech. Journal of Sociolinguistics 13(1): 29-58.  [doi]
 2007 Sexuality in context: Variation and the sociolinguistic perception of identity. Language in Society 36(4): 533-544. [doi] [pdf]
 2006 Hearing 'gay': Prosody, interpretation and the affective judgment of men's speech. American Speech 81(1): 56-78. [doi] [pdf
 2006 Mosaic identity and style: Phonological variation and Reform American Judaism. Journal of Sociolinguistics 10(2): 185-205.  [doi

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