Polari - The Lost Language of Gay Men

Polari - The Lost Language of Gay Men Polari Is A Secret Form Of Language Mainly Used By Homosexual Men, In London And Other Cities During The Twentieth Century Derived In Part From The Slang Lexicons Of Numerous Stigmatised And Itinerant Groups, Polari Was Also A Means Of Socialising, Acting Out Camp Performances And Reconstructing A Shared Gay Identity And Worldview Among Its Speakers This Book Examines The Ways In Which Polari Was Used In Order To Construct Gay Identities , Linking Its Evolution To The Changing Status Of Gay Men And Lesbians In The UK Over The Past Fifty Years. This is both fun and academic I wonder if calling Polari a language is overstating things a bit the author seems to be saying so The history of the origins of some of the words reveal a lot of influence from other sources such as back slang, London slang, cant, and the language of the theatre with quite a bit of Italian influence also, US slang, some of which arrived during the war Some of the words in the lexicon at the end of the book are not specifically secret gay words at all So This is both fun and academic I wonder if calling Polari a language is overstating things a bit the author seems to be saying so The history of the origins of some of the words reveal a lot of influence from other sources such as back slang, London slang, cant, and the language of the theatre with quite a bit of Italian influence also, US slang, some of which arrived during the war Some of the words in the lexicon at the end of the book are no

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  • Hardcover
  • 215 pages
  • Polari - The Lost Language of Gay Men
  • Paul Baker
  • English
  • 25 May 2017
  • 0415261805