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Fri Jun 29 2018

Books: Linguistic Taboo Revisited: Pizarro Pedraza (ed.)

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Date: 27-Jun-2018
From: Pablo Dominguez Andersen <pablo.dominguezdegruyter.com>
Subject: Linguistic Taboo Revisited: Pizarro Pedraza (ed.)
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Title: Linguistic Taboo Revisited
Subtitle: Novel Insights from Cognitive Perspectives
Series Title: Cognitive Linguistics Research [CLR]
Published: 2018
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/498423?format=G

Editor: Andrea Pizarro Pedraza
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110580310 Pages: 332 Price: U.S. $ 114.99
Abstract:

Linguistic taboo has been relegated for a long time to a peripheral position within Linguistics, due to its social stigmatization and inherent linguistic complexity. Recently, though, there has been a renewed interest in revisiting the phenomenon, especially from cognitive frameworks. This volume is the first collection of papers dealing with linguistic taboo from that perspective.

The volume gathers 15 chapters, which provide novel insights into a broad range of taboo phenomena (euphemism, dysphemism, swearing, political correctness, coprolalia, etc.) from the fields of sexuality, diseases, death, war, ageing or religion. With a special focus on lexical semantics, the authors in the volume work within Cognitive Linguistics frameworks such as conceptual metaphor and metonymy, cultural conceptualization or cognitive sociolinguistics, but also at the interface of pragmatics, discourse analysis, applied linguistics, cognitive science or psychiatry.

This volume provides theoretical reflections and case studies based on new methods and data from varied languages (English, Spanish, Polish, Dutch, Persian, Gikũyũ and Egyptian Arabic). As such, it moves towards a new generation of linguistic taboo studies.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Egyptian (arz)
                            Dutch (nld)
                            English (eng)
                            Kikuyu (kik)
                            Persian, Iranian (pes)
                            Polish (pol)
                            Spanish (spa)

Written In: English (eng)

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