Books & Special Issues

Language, sexuality and power

Language and the politics of sexuality
Linguistics (journal)

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.
Levon, Erez, Marie Maegaard & Nicolai Pharao, eds. (2017). The sociophonetics of /s/. Special Issue of Linguistics 55(5).

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. 

 2018 'Black diamonds', 'clever blacks', and other metaphors: Constructing the black middle-class in contemporary South African print media (with E. Dimitris Kitis & Tommaso Milani). Discourse & Communication. [doi]

 2017 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, 528-540. London: Routledge.

 2017 The substance of style: Gender, social class and interactional stance in /s/-fronting in southeast England (with Sophie Holmes-Elliott). Linguistics 55: 1045-1072. [doi]
 2017 The embedded indexical value of /s/-fronting in Afrikaans and South African English (with Ian Bekker). Linguistics 55: 1109-1139. [doi]
 2017 The topography of masculine normativities in South Africa (with Tommaso Milani and E. Dimitris Kitis). Critical Discourse Studies 14: 514-531. [doi]
 2016 Sexing 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

(For open access versions of articles listed here, see Queen Mary Research Online, my or ResearchGate profiles, or email me for an off-print.)