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Academic Paper

Title: Schimpf- und Tabuwörter im Deutschen, Englischen und Koreanischen
Paper URL:örter_im_Deutschen_Englischen_und_Koreanischen
Author: Frank Kostrzewa
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Institution: Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg
Linguistic Field: Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: Curse and taboo words have a pejorative meaning, usually applied with the intention to insult or degrade the opponent. As a sub-discipline of linguistics, curse research deals with the semantics and pragmatics of curse and taboo words.
Some claim that curses are not just an expression of universal human behaviour but rather an appearance closely linked to a society’s cultural and linguistic heritage. Some taboo subjects, however, seem to be universal, such as sexuality, illness, ageing or death. The article deals with curses and taboos in German, English and Korean, pointing out similarities and elaborating on the differences between the three languages where necessary.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Studia Germanica Gedanensia / Polen: Gdańsk 2015, Nr. 32.
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