Date: Wed, 21 Feb 1996 09:13:34 -0600 From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" Subject: Gay "accent"? I'm doing some work on the homosexual community's "reclaiming" of certain terms like "fag" and "queer," and as a side issue, have come across the question of a gay accent. Some of my interview sources believe that the accent in question is related to a San Francisco accent. Does this ring any bells? Do any of you know of studies of a gay accent, first of all, and secondly, of its origins? Any information would be most helpful. Thanks! =^] ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ;Kathleen M. O'Neill ... Language Laboratory Technician I ; ;koneil1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ... u55354[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ; ;:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::; ;University of Illinois at Chicago ... Language Laboratory ; ;703 South Morgan Street (M/C 042) ... Grant Hall, Room 311 ; ;Chicago, IL 60607-7025 ; ;312.996.8838 or 8836 ... 312.996.5501 FAX ; ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;