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Why we curse : a neuro-psycho-social theory of speech

Author: Timothy Jay
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. [u.a.] : Benjamins, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Psychiatrists, linguists and neurologists currently have no coherent theory for why we curse and why we choose the words we do when we curse. This text gathers information about cursing from  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Jay
ISBN: 1556197586 9781556197581 9027221863 9789027221865
OCLC Number: 246586961
Notes: Literaturverz. S. [277] - 317.
Description: XV, 328 S
Contents: 1. I. Introduction to the Study of Cursing; 2. 1. Tourette Syndrome and Coprolalia: The Need for a Theory; 3. 2. Psycholinguistics and Cursing; 4. 3. The Neuro-Psycho-Social (NPS) Theory of Cursing; 5. 4. Postulates of the NPS Theory; 6. II. Neurological Factors Underlying Cursing; 7. 5. Propositional Speech, Nonpropositional Speech, and the Right Cerebral Hemisphere; 8. 6. Emotional Speech and the Emotional Brain; 9. 7. Anger and Verbal Aggression; 10. 8. Coprolalia and Mental Disorders; 11. 9. Neurological Control of Cursing; 12. III. Psychological Factors Underlying Cursing; 13. 10. Psychological Aspects of Cursing; 14. 11. Language, Acquisition and Cognitive Growth; 15. 12. Memory and Awareness of Cursing; 16. 13. Personality, Religiosity, and Sexual Anxiety; 17. 14. Speech Habits and Social Learning; 18. 15. The Sexual Lexicon; 19. 16. Syntax and Sematics; 20. IV. Social and Cultural Factors Underlying Cursing; 21. 17. Pragmatics and Cultural Contexts; 22. 18. Speaker Power; 23. 19. Gender Identity; 24. 20. Slang; 25. 21. Humor Elicitation; 26. 22. Religion, Taboo Speech, and Word Magic; 27. 23. Scatology and the Language of Disgust; 28. 24. Customary Restrictions: From Etiquette to Law; 29. 25. Evolving Language Standards; 30. 26. Tourette Syndrome: Cross-Cultural Comparisons; 31. V. Why Do We Swear? Why Do We Choose the Words We Do?; 32. 27. Social and Legal Issues Involving Cursing; 33. 28. Ignorance, Misinformation, and Fallacies about Cursing; 34. 29. Future of Cursing Research; 35. Bibliography; 36. Index
Responsibility: Timothy Jay.

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