Language and Desire is an original and intriguing exploration into the language we use to talk about and express romantic and sexual desire. The contributors, use a rich variety of approaches to analyse the features and patterns of this discourse, including empirical linguistics and discourse analysis. They engage directly with issues in critical linguistics, women's studies and gender studies. In particular they investigate: * the language used to encode romantic and sexual desire * the attitudes and assumptions about romantic and sexual desire embodied in English * the relations between language and the construction of identities based upon manifestations of desire Contributors include: Sara Mills, Joanna Channell, Mary Talbot and Michael Hoey. Language and Desire will attract a varied readership including students of linguistics, women's studies, gender studies, and lesbian and gay studies.