LINGUIST List 5.1235

Sat 05 Nov 1994

Sum: Expletives

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  1. "Cari Spring", SUM-EXPLETIVES


Date: 3 Nov 1994 14:58:17 -0800 SUM-EXPLETIVES
From: "Cari Spring" <>

 Subject: Time:4:03 PM

Thanks very much to Laurie Bauer, Janet Cahn, Kate Burridge, Evan Smith, Paul
Foulkes, Timothy Jay, Rembrandt Klopper, Mary Ellen Ryder, Jane Hill, Don
Churma, Richard Hirsch for their replies to our query about expletives.

A summary of (more and less complete) bibliographic references provided by
these people follows (this list is not in alphabetical order).

Allan, K . and Kate Burridge (1991) Euphemism and Dysphemism. Oxford
University Press.

Aronoff, Mark. 1976. Word Formation in Generative Grammar. Cambridge, Mass:
MIT Press. Pp. 69-70.

Bauer, Laurie 1983. English Word-formation. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press. Pp. 89-91.

Bauer, Laurie 1988. Introducing Linguistic Morphology. Edinburgh:
Edinburgh University Press. P. 127.

Bauer, Laurie 1993. Un-bloody-likely words. In L. Bauer & C. Franzen (eds),
Of Pavlova, Poetry and Paradigms. Essays in Honour of Harry Orsman.
Wellington: Victoria University Press.

Bopp, Tina 1971. On fucking (well). A study of some quasi-performative
expressions. In A.M. Zwicky et al (eds), Studies Out of Left Field:
defamatory essays presented to James D. McCawley. Edmonton:

Macmillan, James B. 1980. Infixing and interposing in English, American
Speech 55, 163-83.

Siegel, Dorothy 1979. Topics in English Morphology. New York and
London:Garland. Pp. 179-81.

"Linguistics Out in Left Field", put together by students at Chicago about 15
years ago for Jim McCawley. This will be a CLS publication.

Labov W 1972 Rules for Ritual Insults, in >>Studies in Social
Interaction. NY: The Free press<<

Feinauer AE 1981 >>Die taalkundige gedrag van vloekwoorde in
Afrikaans<< (The grammaticasl behaviour of expletives in Afrikaans).
Unpublished MA dissertation, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Graves R 1931 >>Lars Porsena or the future of swearing. EP Dutton:

Haas MR 1964 Interlingual word taboos, in D Hymes >>Lang. in Cult. &
Soc. Harper & Row: NY.

Johnson F 1950. The history of some dirty words, in >>The American
Mercury<< 71: 538-545.

Lakoff R 1973 The logic of politeness, or minding your p's and q's,
in >>CLS<< 9:292-305.

McCawley JD 1978 Where you can shove infixes, in A Bell and JB Hopper
>>Syllables and segments<< North Holland: Amsterdam.

Montagu A 1968 >>The anatomy of swearing<< Rapp & W: London.

Packard F 1946 Schizoverbia, in >>New Yorker<< 12(3):71-72.

Ross HE 1960 Patterns of swearing, in >>Discovery<< 21(11): 479-843.

Sagarin E 1962 >>The anatomy of dirty words<< Crown Publishers: NY.

Steadman JM 1935 A study of verbal taboos, in >>American Speech<<
10(4): 93-103.

Wentworth H 1939 Sandwich word and rime-caused nonce words, in
>>Philological studies<< 40(3): 65-71.

Evan Smith, 1975, Taboo or Not Taboo..., University of Kansas,

Timothy Jay, Cursing in America (1992)

SWEARING, 1991, Blackwell (Oxfors UK, Cambridge USA).

John McCarthy's 1982 Lg. paper.

"Bad Language"

 --Chris Knoff
 --Cari Spring
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