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Language most foul

Author: Ruth Wajnryb
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Language most foul is a thoroughly researched light hearted look at phenomenon, seeking to answer such as What are the many and various purposes of offensive language? Why has it escalated so dramatically ... A meticulously researched, highly entertaining, idiosyncratic look at how, why and what of bad language.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Wajnryb
ISBN: 1741143969 9781741143966
OCLC Number: 57561844
Awards: Winner of 53rd APA Book Design Awards 2005 (Australia)
Description: ix, 230 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: PrologueChapter 1 Falling foulChapter 2 Precisely foulChapter 3 Where the fuck?Chapter 4 Foul is as foul doesChapter 5 A cunt of a wordChapter 6 The wild thingChapter 7 Shit happensChapter 8 In the name of godChapter 9 Son of a bitchChapter 10 Born to be foulChapter 11 Bootleggers and asterisksChapter 12 Cross-culturally foulEpilogueNotesReferences
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