Date: Wed, 21 Feb 1996 20:12:31 -0800 From: SETH SKLAREY Subject: Re: 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! >=^] Also the differentiation between accent and affectatio. >;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; >;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 ; >;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; > >