Analysis on Verbal Communication of Male Homosexuals from the Sociolinguistic Perspective

Abstract

Homosexuals, especially gays, have become a sub-cultural group which cannot be ignored in the modern society, therefore, it is necessary to promote the society to envisage the phenomenon of homosexuality. From the perspective of sociolinguistics, this study analyzes the chat histories of homosexual men on the social media in order to explore how they realize self-presentation and further discuss what dilemmas they are facing. This study aims to help homosexuals construct correct social identity and let public members in mainstream culture have a more particular knowledge of homosexuality.