LINGUIST List 11.905

Wed Apr 19 2000

Qs: Taboo Language, Searching for a book

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  1. Lisa Jones, Taboo language - swearing
  2. Julia Karavaeva, Searching for Walt Wolfram's book "Dialects and American English"

Message 1: Taboo language - swearing

Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 12:58:01 GMT
From: Lisa Jones <slater_joneshotmail.com>
Subject: Taboo language - swearing

Dear All,
I am a student at the university of Wolverhampton and am currently 
researching into social attitudes towards the use of taboo 
language-swearing.I am interested in the changes in attitude over the years 
and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction of some 
work already carried out in this field ?

I have already obtained Geoffrey Hughes' book 'Swearing' and Ashley 
Montagu's book 'The anatomy of swearing' but am looking for more of a 
sociolinguistic slant,

Many thanks !
Kind regards,
Lisa Jones.
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Message 2: Searching for Walt Wolfram's book "Dialects and American English"

Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 20:18:33 +0600
From: Julia Karavaeva <juliarelcom.kz>
Subject: Searching for Walt Wolfram's book "Dialects and American English"

Dear Linguists,

I am a student graduating this year. I write a diploma work on 
Territorial and Social dialects of American English. It is rather difficult 
to find material for such work. More over the problem is increased by the 
fact that I live in Kazakstan and our local (and also capital) library lacks 
books on this topic. But notwithstanding all these problems, I do write my 
work and rather successfully.
The only thing I need is specific material about territorial dialects which
are described in Walt Wolfram's book "Dialects and American English".
Of course, I' will never find this book in Kazakstan though I even know the
pages I need.
	
So, my questions are : Can I find this book on-line? Or where else can I
find it? Can somebody help me as to sending these particular pages? Or what
can I do?????......
	
May be by any chance you can help me or you know a person able to do it,
here is what I exactly need:
	
Wolfram, Walt. 1991. Dialects and American English. N.J.: Prentice Hall. pp.
66-138
	
Thank you so much anyway!
	
Sincerely yours,

Julia Karavaeva,
Semipalatinsk,
Kazakstan
	
	
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