The Synonyms of "Fallen Woman" in the History of the English Language

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This data-oriented study aims at providing an onomasiological account of the historical synonyms of the term fallen woman from Old English up to Early Modern English. It focuses on linguistic mechanisms which are at work in the formation of euphemisms and dysphemisms semantically linked to the conceptual category Fallen Woman. Additionally, the book highlights the historical and cultural variations in the approach to sex relations in different parts of the world and in different epochs. The cognitive methodological ...

The Synonyms of "Fallen Woman" in the History of the English Language 2014, Peter Lang AG, Bern

ISBN-13: 9783631644508

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