Overview:Offensive Language: Taboo, Offence and Social Control - Why do people take offence at things that are said? What is it exactly about an offending utterance which causes this negative reaction? How well motivated is the response to the offence? Offensive Language addresses these questions by applying an array of concepts from linguistic pragmatics and sociolinguistics to a wide range of examples, from TV to Twitter and from Mel Gibson to Donald Trump. Establishing a sharp distinction between potential offence and actual offence, Jim O'Driscoll then examines a series of case studies where offence has been caused, assessing the nature and degree of both the offence and the documented response to it. Through close linguistic analysis, this book explores the fine line between free speech and criminal activity, searching for a principled way to distinguish the merely embarrassing from the reprehensible and the censurable. In this way, a new approach to offensive language emerges, involving both how we study it and how it might be handled in public life.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603776974-9781350169678. It was written by the following authors: Dr Jim O'Driscoll, STEWART. Book Offensive Language: Taboo, Offence and Social Control, which can be read online, published by the company: Pennsylvania State University Press, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Language, Beliefs, Spirituality, Reference. The book was published on 2020-11-12 00:00:00. It has 216 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight g. File for download Offensive Language: Taboo, Offence and Social Control has PDF format and is called offensive-language-taboo-offence-and-social-control.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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