Accounting for difference
Paul Baker [+]
Paul Baker is a lecturer in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University. His previous books include Public Discourses of Gay Men, Hello Sailor and Using Corpora for Discourse Analysis. He has also published on the subject of Polari, a lost language variety used by gay men.
Topics include: Introduction; Jespersen and Legman – deficit; Second wave feminism – dominance; Sexist language and political correctness; Men are from Mars – difference; Difference revisited – corpus approaches; ‘Gay’ language