LINGUIST List 15.1553

Fri May 14 2004

Qs: Angry Speech Modification

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  1. Mircea Sauciuc, Angry Speech

Message 1: Angry Speech

Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 16:39:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mircea Sauciuc <>
Subject: Angry Speech


I am attempting to research speech modification(s) in individuals who
are angry--both hot and cold would suffice. An example could be:

-People sometimes refer to their speech when (very) angry as something
that has gotten over them and later become apologetic.

It is in this type of speech that I am looking to find the structure
of their utterances. I'm primarily looking for expletive patterns,
but as of now, just the speech would help. However, I am running into
a dead end. I have searched Linguist List Plus and numerous searches
on Google for any similar articles or case studies without luck. Does
anyone know where I can find such articles or books? Any help would
be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

Mircea Sauciuc
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville 
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