Who's Swearing Now? The Social Aspects of Conversational Swearing

Who's Swearing Now? The Social Aspects of Conversational Swearing

The Social Aspects of Conversational Swearing

eBook - 2012
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Who's Swearing Now? represents an investigation of how people actually swear, illustrated by a collection of over 500 spontaneous swearing utterances along with their social and linguistic contexts. The book features a focus on the use of eight swear words: ass, bitch, cunt, damn, dick, fuck, hell, shit and their possible inflections or derivations, e.g., asshole or motherfucker, offering a solution to the controversial issue of defining swear words and swearing by limiting the investigation ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2012
ISBN: 9781299659001
1299659004
9781443838207
1443838209
9781443837934
1443837938
Characteristics: 1 online resource (336 pages)

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