Narrating Transgender Identities: A Linguistic Perspective


  • Angela Zottola University of Naples Federico II



language use, linguistic perspectives, self narration, transgender identities


This article aims at discussing the relevance of linguistic research with regards to transgender identities representation and self-narration. In fact, this issue of puntOorg International Journal (PIJ) tackles three different perspectives – economic, psychological and linguistic – from which the representation and self-narration of transgender and gender non-conforming people working in organizations and business can be analyzed. From the linguistic perspective, interest towards the topic of transgender and gender non-conforming identities has been drawn only recently, despite the relevance language use has on the general understanding of these identity expressions. The discussion will include a qualitative Critical Discourse Analysis of a collection of eight narration and testimonies of transgender individuals from Italy in relation to their workplace experience and their coming out stories.


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How to Cite

Zottola, A. (2018). Narrating Transgender Identities: A Linguistic Perspective. PuntOorg International Journal, 3(1/2), 51–62.