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disappearingpoet 05-03-2011 01:07 AM

Polyamory and Language [Article]
I came across this on another forum, and thought it was really interesting, how the language we use is developed, grows, and changes through usage.


Abstract Polyamory is an emerging sexual story that troubles
mononormativity: the dominant discourse of monogamy which
is reproduced and perpetuated in everyday conversation and
saturates mainstream media depictions. Through an analysis of
online discussions, websites and self-help books, this article
explores the ways in which members of polyamorous
communities construct their identities through language. We
argue that the potentials of polyamory are, to some extent,
constrained by the conventional mononormative language of
partnerships, infidelities and jealousy. However, alternative
languages are emerging which offer new discursive possibilities
for the development of polyamorous identities, relationships
and emotions.
Link to full article

nycindie 05-03-2011 01:23 AM

Wow! That's a lot of $10 words in one paragraph, LOL.

disappearingpoet 05-03-2011 02:55 AM

I like them expensive words. I save up to buy a whole bunch at once haha.

Ariakas 05-05-2011 03:15 AM

My father used to be a writer... He was ,.. Ok.. But he loved the ten dollar words. He never got published.

Interesting article, but i don't relate. I rarely find myself identifying with new and improved words to identify what's a simple relationship structure.

Right up there with rewriting words to be gender specific (zie and the like) .. Height of which I intend to do.

Interesting none the less.

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