The Oxford Handbook of Taboo Words and Language

By: Keith Allan (Ed.)

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his volume brings together experts from a wide range of disciplines to define and describe tabooed words and language and to investigate the reasons and beliefs behind them. In general, taboo is defined as a proscription of behaviour for a specific community, time, and context. In terms of language, taboo applies to instances of language behaviour: the use of certain words in certain contexts. The existence of linguistic taboos and their management lead to the censoring of behaviour and, as a consequence, to language change and development. Chapters in this volume explore the multiple types of tabooed language from a variety of perspectives, such as sociolinguistics, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, historical linguistics, and neurolinguistics, and with reference to fields such as law, publishing, politics, and advertising. Printed Pages: 464

Title: The Oxford Handbook of Taboo Words and Language

Author Name: Keith Allan (Ed.)

Categories: Politics, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Oxford University Press: 2018

ISBN: 0198808194

ISBN 13: 9780198808190

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1202630

Keywords: The Oxford Handbook of Taboo Words and Language Keith Allan (Ed.)