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SerBoCroatian marriage verbs in queer contexts

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An experimental study in Sociolinguistics
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The present paper examines marriage verbs in SerBoCroatian (BCMS+) in contexts pertaining to same-sex couples. Marriage verbs in BCMS+ have gendered subcategorisations for their arguments, rooted in traditional heteronormative marriage. With the advent of civil partnerships in the Western Balkans, the question arises how frame same-sex unions can be framed using these verbs. How does this relate to speakers' identities and attitudes toward LGBT+ people? To investigate this, this paper used a ...

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Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
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University of Oxford

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