Date: Wed, 28 Jun 1995 10:38:52 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: gender vocabulary
I have a student who is doing a paper on terms for masculinity and
femininity and people who exhibit varying levels of each. It would
include terms for homosexuals. She is looking at the depth of the
semantic field, for one thing, among gays and lesbians vs. straight
informants and is trying to work from a discourse analysis point of view.
Does anyone have references on this topic that you will share with us?
Thanks, Ellen Johnson ellenj[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]atlas.uga.edu
I don't have any, but the Chaucerians were worried about the same kind
semantic spectrum in regard to characters and Chaucer himself in Dublin
last year. The worry is part of queer theory.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu