|aLanguage, sexuality and education /|cHelen Sauntson, York St. John University.
|aFirst paperback edition.
|aCambridge, United Kingdom :|bCambridge University Press,|c2020, c2018.
|axi, 204 pages :|billustrations ;|c23 cm
|aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 193-201) and index.
|aPresenting a range of data obtained from secondary schools in the UK and US, this path-breaking book explores the role played by language in constructing sexual identities. Analysing the often complex ways in which homophobia, heterosexism and heteronormativity are enacted within school contexts, it shows that by analysing language, we can discover much about how educators and students experience sexual diversity in their schools, how sexual identities are constructed through language, and how different statuses are ascribed to different sexual identities.