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The Resource Cursing in America : a psycholinguistic study of dirty language in the courts, in the movies, in the schoolyards, and on the streets, by Timothy Jay

Cursing in America : a psycholinguistic study of dirty language in the courts, in the movies, in the schoolyards, and on the streets, by Timothy Jay

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Cursing in America : a psycholinguistic study of dirty language in the courts, in the movies, in the schoolyards, and on the streets
Title
Cursing in America
Title remainder
a psycholinguistic study of dirty language in the courts, in the movies, in the schoolyards, and on the streets
Statement of responsibility
by Timothy Jay
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Who uses dirty words? And when? How is the bad language we use reflected in the movies, in the courts, and elsewhere? With Cursing in America, psychologist Timothy Jay presents the first serious and extensive examination of American profanity from a psycholinguistic-contextual point of view. An amazing amount of factual data gathered through several field studies and numerous laboratory-based experiments reveals the relationship between cursing and language acquisition, anger expression, gender stereotypes and offensiveness. Sexual harassment, censorship, language content of film, obscene phone calls and cursing at public schools are some of the topics which are analyzed and related to the data. Word-by-word tables demonstrate the influence that factors such as frequency of occurrence, degree of offensiveness, and gender and age of the speaker have on obscene language usage in America today
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Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jay, Timothy
Dewey number
401/.9/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
PE3724.O3
LC item number
J38 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Blessing and cursing
  • Obscene words
  • English language
  • Americanisms
Label
Cursing in America : a psycholinguistic study of dirty language in the courts, in the movies, in the schoolyards, and on the streets, by Timothy Jay
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9781556194528.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. What are "Dirty" Words? -- Ch. 2. When Children Use Dirty Words -- Ch. 3. Anger and Dirty Words -- Ch. 4. The Fluency of Dirty Word Usage -- Ch. 5. The Offensiveness of Words: Sex and Semantics -- Ch. 6. Free Speech and Censorship -- Ch. 7. Unfinished Business and Future Research with Dirty Words -- Ch. 8. Bibliography
Control code
ocm25412405
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9789027220936
Lccn
92006300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)25412405
Label
Cursing in America : a psycholinguistic study of dirty language in the courts, in the movies, in the schoolyards, and on the streets, by Timothy Jay
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9781556194528.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. What are "Dirty" Words? -- Ch. 2. When Children Use Dirty Words -- Ch. 3. Anger and Dirty Words -- Ch. 4. The Fluency of Dirty Word Usage -- Ch. 5. The Offensiveness of Words: Sex and Semantics -- Ch. 6. Free Speech and Censorship -- Ch. 7. Unfinished Business and Future Research with Dirty Words -- Ch. 8. Bibliography
Control code
ocm25412405
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9789027220936
Lccn
92006300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)25412405

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