Euphemism & Dysphemism. Language Used as Shield and Weapon. Keith Allan and Kate Burridge, , Oxford University Press.. An article from journal. Euphemism and dysphemism: language used as shield and weapon. Keith Allan , Kate Burridge Published in in New York (N.Y.) by Oxford university. The text argues that euphemisms and dysphemisms demonstrate the poetic Euphemism and Dysphemism: Language Used As Shield and Weapon.

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Home This editionEnglish, Book edition: There are some minor additions that would enhance the discussion in the central section. State Library of Queensland. Collection delivery service resumes on Wednesday 2 January Because context, motivation and intention are so important to understanding how and why people use euphemism and dysphemism, these social and situational variables are essential to explain them.

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Order a copy Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. The papers reviewed here represent only a limited selection of all the issues raised in these two books. English language — Euphemism. However, the work of Weaapon e. University of Western Australia. The focus on gender-related language is quite current and pertinent, as is a later analysis of the language used to describe diseases.

Allan and Burridge certainly have produced an analysis more lively and realistic than a static and dated dictionary-type approach.

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Help Center Find new research papers in: Any reader who has savored the content of these old medical texts will appreciate their presence here. Not open to the public R The background and introduction to the work includes the preface along with chapters 1 and 2, thus beginning with the basics.


Browse titles authors subjects uniform titles series callnumbers dewey numbers starting from optional. The University of Queensland. Furthermore, the authors provide linguistic evidence by comparing different sentences to demonstrate that some words and references are more offensive than others.

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English language — Euphemism. This single location in Northern Territory: Chapter 9 looks at euphemisms and dysphemisms related wepaon the world of art and bawdy works.