Dirty Words
Field of study
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Linguistics
Semantics/Pragmatics
Dirty Words
Dirty Words How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the F-Bomb
Paul Hobday
Field of study
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Linguistics
Semantics/Pragmatics
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“Dirty words” elicits certain taboo concepts, like “socially unacceptable.” For writers, language taboo represents an obstacle—a limitation on what can be said. But does social and legal control over what is, and is not, acceptable truly hinder writers today, or do they employ dirty words despite censorship? This essay examines three genres—literature, high and low; comedy; and television, in order to better understand the impact social constraints of this sort have on writers and artists.

ISBN 978-1-5342-0122-4
Imprint Glasstree Academic Publishing
Copyright 2016, Paul Hobday
Copyright License Standard Copyright License
Product Details 5.5 x 8.5 Standard Mono Matte Perfect Bound
Page Count 118 pages
Type of Publication Handbook
Keywords Language, Taboo, Language Study, Sociology, Words
Audience General Audiences
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