End of ADS-L Digest - 25 May 1995 to 29 May 1995 ************************************************ There are 3 messages totalling 81 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Help !!! 2. Labov address wanted 3. Query about terms ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 30 May 1995 10:28:53 -0400 From: Aamir Rashid Subject: Help !!! > > Help! I'm a graduate student at Northeastern University and am currently > working on a linguistics project that examines sexual ideology and the > lexicon that reflects it. Specifically, I hypothesize that as a society > changes, language will change accordingly to reflect this shifting > reality. I'm looking for words (sexual slang, etc.) that existed > during the Victorian period > which continue to exist today under roughly the same meaning (homosexual, > queer); words that exist under slightly altered meanings (loose and > straight laced--originally referred to corsets); and words that > no longer exist in our current lexicon (Boston marriage, passionate > friendship, charity girls) > and hope to examine what this reflects about our evolving society and > our attitudes about human sexuality. The third category would be > particularly helpful. I have most of the research for the 20th century > but little on the 19th. The paper is due in roughly three weeks so quick > suggestions, guesses, and stabs in the dark would be GREATLY appreciated. > Thanks! > > Sierra Vine :>: > svine[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]lynx.neu.edu > (w) 373-3862 > 3 Symphony Road, Apt # 1, Boston, MA 02115 >