Swearing: A Cross-Cultural Linguistic Study

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

byMagnus Ljung

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This study provides a definition and a typology of swearing and compares its manifestations in English and 24 other languages. In addition the study traces the history of swearing from its first known appearance in Ancient Egypt to the present day.

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This study provides a definition and a typology of swearing and compares its manifestations in English and 24 other languages. In addition the study traces the history of swearing from its first known appearance in Ancient Egypt to the present day.

MAGNUS LJUNG is Emeritus Professor of English Language at the University of Stockholm, Sweden. He has published works on English word formation, syntax, expletive language and corpus linguistics.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.84 × 5.67 × 0.7 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230576311

ISBN - 13:9780230576315

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on Transliteration
Abbreviations
Defining Swearing
A Typology of Swearing
History of Swearing
Interjections
Oaths, Emphatic Denials, Curses
Ritual Insults, Unfriendly Suggestions, Name-Calling
Degree, Dislike, Emphasis, Exasperation and Annoyance
Replacive Swearing
Notes
Appendices
Bibliography
Index