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Swearing in the English language encompasses a rich variety of modes. Tracing the history of this intriguing cultural phenomenon from its Anglo-Saxon ...Show synopsisSwearing in the English language encompasses a rich variety of modes. Tracing the history of this intriguing cultural phenomenon from its Anglo-Saxon traditions through the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, and the Victorian Era, Geoffrey Hughes explores a fascinating, little-discussed, yet irrepressible, part of our linguistic heritage.Hide synopsis
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Description:Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Remainder mark. Trade paperback ...Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Remainder mark. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 292 p. Audience: General Tracing the history of swearing from ancient Anglo-Saxon traditions and those of the Middle Ages, through Shakespeare, the Enlightenment and the Victorians to the Lady Chatterly trial and various current trends. Professor Geoffrey Hughes explores a fascinating, little discussed yet irrepressible part of our linguistic heritage. On it's publication, Swearing was described by Dr. Robert Butchfield as "certain to become a standard work." This latest edition contains a Postscript updating various contemporary developments, such as the growth of political correctness. "A deliciously filthy trawl among taboo words across the ages and the globe." Valentine Cunningham, " Books of the Year, Observer "An excellent, non prescriptive history." Andrew Billen, Literary Review
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Ex-library book with the usual...Very Good in Very Good jacket. Ex-library book with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding solid and text/interior is clean and free of marking save a few pages with underlining in pencil. 283 pages, many illustrations, charts, graphs.
Description:Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book...Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
In "Swearing" Hughes provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the English language and of social customs stretching back for thousands of years by examining the phenomenon of foul language. The book is very informative and well-organized. Hughes does not present as much information about ...
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