Stephen Turton's research while affiliated with University of Oxford and other places

Publications (4)

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Feminist and postcolonial scholars have long contended that dictionaries, far from being objective linguistic records, are ideologically loaded texts that overtly or covertly encode sexist and ethnocentric attitudes (e.g. Rose 1979; Benson 2001). Queer linguists have also begun to explore how dictionaries reproduce heteronormativity and cisnormativ...
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This paper furthers the goal of “queering lexicography” ( Nossem 2018 ) by proposing a theoretical approach to analysing dictionary definitions that replaces the traditional descriptive/prescriptive binary with a model of normativity influenced by performativity theory. This is demonstrated by a critical discourse analysis of how entries for lesbia...
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The empirical advancements of scientific lexicography, on whose principles the Oxford English Dictionary was founded, paralleled the developments made in a range of other sciences in the nineteenth century. Rejecting the overt linguistic prescriptivism of many earlier lexicographers, the OED’s editors aimed to approach language as a natural system...
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Eric Louis Russell, The discursive ecology of homophobia: Unraveling anti-LGBTQ speech on the European far right. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2019. Pp. 312. Pb. £40. - Volume 49 Issue 1 - Stephen Turton