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  Contributor Biography:  Andrea D. Sims 
 
Andrea D. Sims is a Ph.D. student in linguistics at Ohio State University. She often teaches Language and Gender, a course that covers, among other topics, lesbian, gay, and transgender speech. She has a general scholarly interest in the ways in which identity is constructed through language, focusing her research on Croatian.

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social sciences >> Gayspeak

If glbtq identities are expressed through language at the level of sentences, words, or sounds, that expression is either so subtle or so various as to not be easily pinpointed.

social sciences >> Language and Gender

As linguistic research in the 1990s shifted towards investigating the ways in which people use language to "perform" gender, studies of glbtq identities became of increasing interest.

   

 

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