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LINGUIST List 17.3414

Tue Nov 21 2006

Books: Sociolinguistics: Allan, Burridge

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Joyce Reid, Forbidden Words: Allan, Burridge


Message 1: Forbidden Words: Allan, Burridge
Date: 15-Nov-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Forbidden Words: Allan, Burridge


Title: Forbidden Words
Subtitle: Taboo and the Censoring of Language
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Keith Allan
Author: Kate Burridge
Paperback: ISBN: 0521525640 Pages: 314 Price: U.S. $ 29.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0521525640 Pages: 314 Price: U.K. £ 17.99
Abstract:

Many words and expressions are viewed as 'taboo', such as those used to
describe sex, our bodies and their functions, and those used to insult
other people. This book provides a fascinating insight into taboo language
and its role in everyday life. It looks at the ways we use language to be
polite or impolite, politically correct or offensive, depending on whether
we are 'sweet-talking', 'straight-talking' or being deliberately rude.
Using a range of colourful examples, it shows how we use language playfully
and figuratively in order to swear, to insult, and also to be politically
correct, and what our motivations are for doing so. It goes on to examine
the differences between institutionalized censorship and the ways
individuals censor their own language. Lively and revealing, Forbidden
Words will fascinate anyone who is interested in how and why we use and
avoid taboos in daily conversation.

1. Taboos and their origins;
2. Sweet talking and offensive language;
3. Bad language? Jargon, slang, swearing, insult;
4. The language of political correctness;
5. Linguistic purism and verbal hygiene;
6. Taboo, naming and addressing;
7. Sex and bodily effluvia;
8. Food and smell;
9. Disease, death and killing;
10. Taboo, censoring and the human brain.


Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
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