Swearing: A Cross-cultural Linguistic Study by M. LjungSwearing: A Cross-cultural Linguistic Study by M. Ljung

Swearing: A Cross-cultural Linguistic Study

byM. Ljung

Hardcover | November 30, 2010

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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.
Title:Swearing: A Cross-cultural Linguistic StudyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:190 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.7 inPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230576311

ISBN - 13:9780230576315


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