Explore the Palgrave Book Archives: Choose from over 10,000 eBooks, only 9.99 each! Browse now >>

Swearing: A Cross-Cultural Linguistic Study

Authors: Ljung, M.

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-29237-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-57631-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-36615-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This study provides a definition and a typology of swearing and compares its manifestations in English and 24 other languages. In addition the study traces the history of swearing from its first known appearance in Ancient Egypt to the present day.

About the authors

MAGNUS LJUNG is Emeritus Professor of English Language at the University of Stockholm, Sweden. He has published works on English word formation, syntax, expletive language and corpus linguistics.

Reviews

"This volume is both a majestic state of the art review of work undertaken on swearing to date and a very important original contribution to studies in the area. I strongly recommend all with an interest in this topic to read this book." - Tony McEnery, Lancaster University, UK


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-29237-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-57631-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-36615-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Swearing: A Cross-Cultural Linguistic Study
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-29237-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230292376
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-57631-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36615-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 190
Topics