Date: Wed, 28 Jun 1995 10:38:52 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka 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] 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. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]