The feminine stereotype in gay characterization: a look at English and Spanish

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/19443
Información del item - Informació de l'item - Item information
Title: The feminine stereotype in gay characterization: a look at English and Spanish
Authors: Rodríguez González, Félix
Research Group/s: Lexicología y Lexicografía
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Inglesa
Keywords: Homosexuality | Feminine stereotype | English language | Spanish language
Knowledge Area: Filología Inglesa
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Citation: RODRÍGUEZ GONZÁLEZ, Félix. “The feminine stereotype in gay characterization: a look at English and Spanish ”. En: Languages and cultures in contrast and comparison / edited by María de los Ángeles Gómez-González, J. Lachlan Mackenzie, Elsa M. González Álvarez. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2008. ISBN 978-90-272-5419-1, pp. 221-243
Abstract: In this article I give an account of the different terms related to effeminacy, as one of the main stereotypes associated with homosexuality. Some have a symbolic value and are used by gays in their self-characterization, but most are used by heterosexuals with humorous or insulting purposes. They belong to the historic and contemporary gay lexicon of both English and Spanish, and have been drawn from oral and written sources, in particular from an extensive forthcoming Spanish dictionary (Diccionario gay-lésbico) written by the author. The lexical items under consideration have been classified in semantic categories, and their analysis has enabled us to explore the affinities and differences in attitudes towards gays found in both cultures.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/19443
ISBN: 978-90-272-5419-1
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart
Peer Review: si
Appears in Collections:INV - Lexicología y Lexicografía - Capítulos de Libros

Files in This Item:
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
ThumbnailFelix_Rodriguez_Feminine_Stereotype.pdfVersión final (acceso restringido)1,05 MBAdobe PDFOpen    Request a copy


Items in RUA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.