LINGUIST List 15.3297
Wed Nov 24 2004
Qs: Swearword Definition
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Message 1: Swearword Definition
From: Xavier Lepetit <lepetithum.ku.dk>
Subject: Swearword Definition
One of my students is undertaking an empirical study on a parallel corpus.
He is studying how some swearwords of a Danish noval are rendered in a
French translation. Two of the main characters are differentiated by their
From a methodological point of view, I would find it relevant to provide a
definition of what he is studying, what is a swearword? But I am not a
specialist in the matter (at least from a linguistic point of view), and I
couldn't find any bibliographical reference for him. I'd like him not only
to define his domain of study, but also to categorize the studied items
according to their function, or the extent of their function (phrase,
clause or sentence).
If you've read anything about something similar, I would be pleased to hear
Xavier Lepetit, Ph.d.
Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
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