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Swearing in English : bad language, purity, and power from 1586 to the present

Author: Tony McEnery
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2005.
Series: Routledge advances in corpus linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Swearing is an everyday part of the language of most speakers of modern English. This corpus-informed account of swearing describes swearing and its social function, with a particular focus on the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony McEnery
ISBN: 0415258375 9780415258371 9780415544047 0415544041
OCLC Number: 492088169
Description: 1 v. (xv-276 pages) ; 20 cm.
Contents: List of Figures List of Tables Acknowledgments 1. Bad Language, Bad Manners Part I: How Brits Swear 2. "So you recorded swearing": Bad Language in Present-day English Part II: Censors, Zealots and Four-letter Assaults on Authority 3. Early Modern Censorship of Bad Language 4. Modern Attitudes to Bad Language Form: The Reformation of Manners 5. Late-twentieth-century Bad Language: The Moral Majority and Four-Letter assaults on Authority Part III: Discourses of Panic 6. Sea Change: The Society for the Reformation of Manners and Moral Panics About Bad Language 7. Mutations: The National Viewers' and Listeners' Association Moral Panic Postscript Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Routledge advances in corpus linguistics.
Responsibility: Tony McEnery.
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