Lesbian at the vanguard: A tribute to Anna Livia (1955-2007)

Rusty Barrett, Robin Queen

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This tribute considers the work of linguist and novelist, Anna Livia (1955- 2007). Anna was a noted fiction writer before becoming a linguist and much of her work considered language play in literature. Anna brought her experience as a lesbian activist to queer linguistics, where she played an important role in establishing the field. Her work continues to be an important example of linguistic research on lesbians, an area that continues to be underrepresented in the field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalGender and Language
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2021

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Linguistics and Language


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