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Author McEnery, Tony, 1964-

Title Swearing in English : bad language, purity and power from 1586 to the present / Tony McEnery
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 276 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge advances in corpus linguistics ; 1
Routledge advances in corpus linguistics ; 1
Contents BookCover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Acknowledgements; 1 Bad language, bad manners; 2 'So you recorded swearing'; 3 Early modern censorship of bad language; 4 Modern attitudes to bad language form; 5 Late-twentieth-century bad language; 6 Sea change; 7 Mutations; Postscript; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Swearing is an everyday part of the language of most speakers of modern English. This corpus informed account of swearing describes swearing and its social function, with a particular focus on the relationship between swearing and abuse
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-269) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject English language -- History.
English language -- Obscene words.
English language -- Slang.
English language -- Social aspects.
Power (Social sciences) -- English-speaking countries.
Swearing -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005004209
ISBN 0203501446 (electronic bk.)
9780203501443 (electronic bk.)
(Cloth)