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The Oxford handbook of taboo words and language

Author: Keith Allan
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Oxford handbooks in linguistics.; Oxford handbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edition
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This volume brings together experts from a wide range of disciplines to define and describe tabooed words and language and to investigate the reasons and beliefs behind them. In general, taboo is defined as a proscription of behaviour for a specific community, time, and context. In terms of language, taboo applies to instances of language behaviour: the use of certain words in certain contexts. The existence of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Allan
ISBN: 0198808194 9780198808190
OCLC Number: 1023547339
Notes: Series statement "Oxford handbooks" from book jacket.
Description: xii, 448 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Taboo words and language: An overview / Keith Allan --
2. Taboo language and impoliteness / Jonathan Culpeper --
3. Taboos in speaking of sex and sexuality / Eliecer Crespo-Fernandez --
4. Speaking of disease and death / Kate Burridge --
5. psychology of expressing and interpreting linguistic taboos / Timothy B. Jay --
6. Taboo language awareness in early childhood / Timothy B. Jay --
7. Swearing and the brain / Shlomit Ritz Finkelstein --
8. sticky: Taboo topics in deaf communities / Donna Jo Napoli --
9. Taboo terms and their grammar / Jack Hoeksema --
10. Taboo as a driver of language change / Reka Benczes --
11. Problems translating tabooed words from source to target language / Pedro J. Chamizo Dominguez --
12. Linguistic taboos in a second or foreign language / Jean-Marc Dewaele --
13. Philosophical investigations of the taboo of insult / Luvell Anderson --
14. Religious and ideologically motivated taboos / Keith Allan --
15. Speech or conduct? Law, censorship, and taboo language / Christopher Hutton --
16. Taboo language in books, films, and the media / Gabriele Azzaro --
17. Taboos and bad language in the mouths of politicians and in advertising / Barnaby Ralph --
18. Taboo language used as banter / Elijah Wald --
19. Taboo language as source of comedy / Barry J. Blake --
20. anthropological approach to taboo words and language / Stanley H. Brandes.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks in linguistics.; Oxford handbooks.
Other Titles: Taboo words and language
Responsibility: edited by Keith Allan.

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