Thisstudyprovides a definition and a typology of swearing andcompares 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.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2011|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
MAGNUS LJUNG is Emeritus Professor of English Languageat the University of Stockholm, Sweden. He has published works on English word formation, syntax, expletive language and corpus linguistics.
Table of ContentsPreface 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