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Speaking of sex [electronic resource] : the limits of language / Antony Grey.

By: Grey, Antony, 1927-2010.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : Cassell, 1993Description: 1 online resource (viii, 144 p.).ISBN: 9781441126894 (electronic bk.); 1441126899 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Language and languages -- Sex differences | Interpersonal relations | Social Science | Langage et langues -- Diff�erences entre sexes | Relations humaines | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Sociolinguistics | Sexualit�at | SexualityGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Speaking of sex.DDC classification: 306.4/4 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: Nowadays we talk about sex incessantly - yet we still lack a comfortable language in which to do so. The 'polite' vocabularies of religion, medicine, law and sociology are too formal, value-laden and often simply boring, whilst the vernacular Anglo-Saxon words are regarded by some as 'obscene', and are frequently used by others in an aggressively negative, sex-hating way. Antony Grey criticizes the various rhetorics of sexual discussion, and points at the ways in which language often becomes a stumbling-block to mutual understanding and happiness. He calls for a thorough overhaul of sexual dis.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [139]-144).

Nowadays we talk about sex incessantly - yet we still lack a comfortable language in which to do so. The 'polite' vocabularies of religion, medicine, law and sociology are too formal, value-laden and often simply boring, whilst the vernacular Anglo-Saxon words are regarded by some as 'obscene', and are frequently used by others in an aggressively negative, sex-hating way. Antony Grey criticizes the various rhetorics of sexual discussion, and points at the ways in which language often becomes a stumbling-block to mutual understanding and happiness. He calls for a thorough overhaul of sexual dis.

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Speaking of sex by Grey, Antony, ©1993
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