Euphemisms and Dysphemisms

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Abstract

From the earliest periods in history, and in all human societies, themes such as “private parts,” bodily functions, sex, incest, lust, notions of social status, hate, dishonesty, drunkenness, madness, disease, death, dangerous animals, fear, and God have inspired taboos and inhibitions. Thus, this has led to a considerable impact on languages by censoring discussion of these topics. Euphemism and dysphemism are frequently the result of these taboos
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Bibliographies in Linguistics
PublisherOxford Univ Press
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Burridge, K. (2017). Euphemisms and Dysphemisms. In Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics Oxford Univ Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/OBO/9780199772810-0210
Burridge, Kathryn. / Euphemisms and Dysphemisms. Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics. Oxford Univ Press, 2017.
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