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Swearing and Cursing

Contexts and Practices in a Critical Linguistic Perspective

Ed. by Nassenstein, Nico / Storch, Anne

Series:Language and Social Life [LSL] 22

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

    99,95 € / $114.99 / £91.00*

    Hardcover
    Publication Date:
    2020
    To be published:
    March 2020
    ISBN
    978-1-5015-1724-2
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    While most of the more recent influential work on swearing has concentrated on English and other languages from the Global North, looking at forms and functions of swear words, this contribution redirects the necessary focus onto a sociolinguistics of swearing that puts transgressive practices in non-Western languages into the focus. The transdisciplinary volume contains innovative case studies that address swearing and cursing in parts of the world characterized by consequences of colonialism and increasingly debated inequalities. Turning away from more conventional and established methodologies and theoretical approaches, the book envisages to address transgressive linguistic practices, performances and contexts in Africa, Asia, America and Europe –including individuals' creativity, subversive power and agency. Due to its interdisciplinary and non-mainstream focus, this volume is an essential addition to the field of studies.

    Details

    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    Approx. 300 pages
    4 Fig. 100 Tables
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Collection
    Keyword(s):
    Sociolinguistics; Anthropological Linguistics and Linguistic Anthropology; Pragmatics; Postcolonial Studies; Southern Theory

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    Nico Nassenstein, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz; Anne Storch, Universität zu Köln.

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