Taboo in Discourse: Studies on Attenuation and Offence in Communication

Taboo in Discourse: Studies on Attenuation and Offence in Communication

by Eliecer Crespo-Fernandez (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783034330183
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/12/2018
Series: Linguistic Insights Series: Studies in Language and Communication , #240
Edition description: New
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)

About the Author

Eliecer Crespo-Fernández, PhD in English Linguistics, is Associate Professor at the Department of Modern Languages, University of Castile-La Mancha. His research interests include the semantics and pragmatics of euphemism and dysphemism from the frameworks of discourse analysis and cognitive semantics. He has authored five books and a number of research papers in major international journals.

Table of Contents

Eliecer Crespo-Fernández: Introduction. Taboo in Discourse: An Overview – Gérard Fernández Smith/Miguel Casas Gómez: From Lexicon to Discourse in the Linguistic Expression of Taboo: Configuring New Social Realities – María José Hellín-García: Politically Tabooed Measures: Sanitizing the Economic Crisis through Metaphor and Euphemism – Rosa M. López-Campillo: Political Discourse in John Tutchin: Hedges as Euphemistic and Persuasive Devices – María Muelas-Gil: The Victim or the Cause? A Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis of Cartoons Depicting PSOE’s Internal Political Crisis – María Jesús Pinar-Sanz: Offence Strategies in Political Cartoons – Isabel Negro Alousque: Attenuation and Strengthening in Road Safety Campaigns – Andrea Pizarro Pedraza: Pardon my Spanish: Attenuation of Taboo through Metapragmatic Euphemistic Formulae – Isabel López Cirugeda: "Please, Like Me": Coming out of the Closet in the Millennial Generation – Raquel Sánchez Ruiz: Taboo in Prison: X-phemistic Language in Orange Is the New Black – Roberto Martínez Mateo: Approaching the Translation of Dysphemistic Language: Swearwords and Offensive Terms in The Catcher in the Rye – Emilio Montero Cartelle: The Discourse-pragmatic Conditions of Sexual Interdiction in La Lozana. Masculine Sex and Escape from Vagueness

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