An Encyclopedia of Swearing: The Social History of Oaths, Profanity, Foul Language, And Ethnic Slurs in the English-speaking World

Editor/Author Hughes, Geoffrey
Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge

Single-User Purchase Price: $158.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $237.00
ISBN: 978-0-7656-1231-1
Category: Language & Literature - Linguistics
Image Count: 42
Book Status: Available

This is the only encyclopedia of the social history of swearing and foul language in the English-speaking world. It covers the various social dynamics that generate swearing, foul language, and insults in the entire range of the English language. While the emphasis is on American and British English, the different major global varieties such as Australian, Canadian, South African, and Caribbean English are also included.

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