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THE USE OF HOMOPHOBIC PEJORATIVES AMONG GAMERS A Critical Discourse Analysis of Slurs Within the Gaming Sphere


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Title: THE USE OF HOMOPHOBIC PEJORATIVES AMONG GAMERS A Critical Discourse Analysis of Slurs Within the Gaming Sphere
Authors: Elveljung, Desirée
Issue Date: 16-Oct-2018
Degree: Student essay
Series/Report no.: kandidatuppsats Engelska
SPL 2018-048
Keywords: Critical Discourse Analysis
online gaming
homophobic slurs
LGBT
Abstract: Abstract: The aim of this bachelor’s thesis is to analyze how homophobic slurs occur in the online gaming community in order to illustrate discriminatory language among gamers. This thesis also includes those not using such language, and how they react when homophobic slurs occur. Material was collected from the text chat in the online game World of Warcraft, as well as a forum thread on the American Blizzard forums that is centered around homophobic slurs in the online game Overwatch. The mater... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/57935
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