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A semantic look at feminine sex and gender terms in Philippine gay lingo

Suguitan, Cynthia Grace B.


Gayspeak, like other languages, is constantly changing. But unlike other languages, words and terms in this colourful tongue undergo change so quickly that it would be impossible to come up with a dictionary of the language that wouldn’t become obsolete within a matter of months, weeks, or even days. In spite of this, there is a thread that holds this language together, and that is freedom, freedom from the rules and dictates of society. Part one of this paper gives the definitions and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Conference paper


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