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Marginalisierung in der Marginalität? Ein Blick auf digitale Räume anhand sprachlicher Konstruktionen von randständigen Positionen im Kontext von Asexualität

Mattfeldt, Anna

English Title: Marginalisation in the margins? A focus on the linguistic construction of outsider positions in the context of asexuality in online communities

In: Zeitschrift für Angewandte Linguistik, 73 (2020), Nr. 1. pp. 213-238. ISSN 1433-9889 (Druck-Ausg.), 2190-0191 (Online-Ausg.)

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This article discusses marginalisation in internet forums and blogging platforms using the example of asexuality blogs and discussion threads. While large corpora of both English and German, such as COCA and DeReKo, contain hardly any mention of asexuality and these few instances of asexuality and related expressions typically refer to plant biology, online communities do discuss aspects of life as an asexual person and their experiences of marginalization even within the LGBTQ community. Definitions of asexuality, including its delineation from other identities, and how asexual people articulate conflicts and other issues on these online platforms are discussed in detail. Particular attention is paid to how this particular group is constructed by others, how they construct themselves as not being part of the mainstream, and the role (self-)marginalisation plays in this context.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Zeitschrift für Angewandte Linguistik
Volume: 73
Number: 1
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
Place of Publication: Berlin ; New York
Edition: Zweitveröffentlichung
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2020 13:54
Date: 2020
ISSN: 1433-9889 (Druck-Ausg.), 2190-0191 (Online-Ausg.)
Page Range: pp. 213-238
Faculties / Institutes: Neuphilologische Fakultät > Germanistisches Seminar
Subjects: 400 Linguistics
Uncontrolled Keywords: marginalisation, online communication, queer linguistics, construction of identity, online discourses
Additional Information: Dieser Beitrag ist aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. *** This publication is freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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