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psycholinguistic study of dirty language in the courts, in the movies, in
the schoolyards and on the streets
This is the first serious and extensive examination of American
cursing from a psycholinguistic-contextual point of view. Several field studies
and numerous laboratory-based experiments focus on the relationship between
cursing and language acquisitions, anger expression, gender stereotypes, semantics,
and offensiveness. Censorship, language content of motion pictures, First-Amendment
fighting words, sexual harassment, obscene phone calls, and cursing at public
schools are analyzed and related to sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic data.
Many tables of word-by-word data provide empirical evidence of frequency of
occurrence, degree of offensiveness, gender of speaker and age of speaker
influences on obscene language usage in America. A must for language reference
collections. Contents: 1. What are Dirty Words? 2. When Children Use Dirty
Words 3. Anger and Dirty Words 4. The Frequency of Dirty Word Usage 5. The
Offensiveness of Words: Sex and Semantics 6. Free Speech and Censorship 7.
Unfinished Business and Future Research with Dirty Words Bibliography.