Language and Desire by Keith Harvey
Encoding Sex, Romance and Intimacy

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This collection explores the pressures exerted upon language in the expression of romantic and sexual desire. Simultaneously, it reveals the ways in which language itself exerts its own constraints on the subject's capacity to express desire. The contributors, while using the approaches and methods of empirical linguistics, engage directly with issues of relevance in gender studies. The book examines: language used to mediate romantic and sexual desire; language used by the media to represent intimacy and desire; attitudes and assumptions about romantic and sexual desire embodied in English; and the implications for the construction of romantic sexual identity.

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Keith Harvey serves as Principal Technical Architect for Revenue Solutions Incorporated (RSI) - overseeing the architecture, design and development of user interface and user experience technologies. He has written for and appeared in many technology publications, and served as Technical Reviewer for Apress' popular book "Foundations of Ajax." He currently lives in Roseville, CA with his wonderful wife Tricia, brilliant daughter Hanna, and three very crazy adopted cats. Celia Shalom, The University of Liverpool. Teaching and research interests in discourse and genre analysis, vocabulary and teacher training. Dr. Shalom teaches on the MA courses in Applied linguistics and English Language Teaching and Learning an
Published October 2, 1997 by Routledge. 264 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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