The Resource Cursing in America : a psycholinguistic study of dirty language in the courts, in the movies, in the schoolyards and on the streets, by Timothy Jay, (electronic resource)

Cursing in America : a psycholinguistic study of dirty language in the courts, in the movies, in the schoolyards and on the streets, by Timothy Jay, (electronic resource)

Label
Cursing in America : a psycholinguistic study of dirty language in the courts, in the movies, in the schoolyards and on the streets
Title
Cursing in America
Title remainder
a psycholinguistic study of dirty language in the courts, in the movies, in the schoolyards and on the streets
Statement of responsibility
by Timothy Jay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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 expresssion, 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 evi
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jay, Timothy
Dewey number
  • 401.90973
  • 401/.9/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PE3724.O3
LC item number
J38 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Blessing and cursing
  • Words, Obscene
  • English language
  • Americanisms
Label
Cursing in America : a psycholinguistic study of dirty language in the courts, in the movies, in the schoolyards and on the streets, by Timothy Jay, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-272) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • CURSING IN AMERICA; Title page; Copyright page; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Detailed Table of Contents; Chapter 1. What Are ""Dirty"" Words?; Cursing; Profanity; Blasphemy; Taboo; Obscenity; Vulgarity; Slang; Epithets; Insults and slurs; Scatology; What Is the Value of Classification?; Connotative and Denotative Usage; Colorful Metaphors; Context is critical; Time perspective; Summary; Chapter 2. When Children Use Dirty Words; Language Development; The Language of Infancy (Birth to Two Years); Anger and Dirty Words in Infancy; The Origins of Humor; Pre-School Humor
  • Some Final Thoughts About InfantsThe Language of Childhood (Two to Eleven Years); Childhood Humor; Elementary School Humor.; Childhood Name Calling and Insulting; Object Naming; Childhood Story Telling; From Childhood to Adolescence: Final Thoughts; Two General Issues of Sex Talk and Language at School; The ""Etiquette"" of Dirty Words and Sex Talk; Conclusions About Sex Talk; The Issue of Dirty Language at School; The Emergence of an Obscene Lexicon; Field Study One; Field Study Two: Summer Camp (Hall & Jay, 1988); Summary of Field Studies; Conclusion; Chapter 3. Anger and Dirty Words
  • Anger Expressed Through Cursing or BlasphemyAnger Expressed Through Reference to Subnormal Thought; Anger Expressed Through Obscenity; Anger Expressed Through Reference to a Sex Organ; Anger Expressed Through Reference to Deviant Sexual Act; Anger Expressed Through Reference to Being Sexually Violated; Anger Expressed Through Reference to Social-Sexual Deviation; Anger Expressed Through Racial-Ethnic Reference; Anger Expressed Through Scatology; Anger Expressed Through Reference to Body Product or Process; Anger Expressed Through Items Associated with Body Products
  • Anger Expressed Through References to AnimalsAnger ExpressedThroughReference to Animal Feces; The Context of Anger Expression; Social-Physical Setting; Speaker-Listener Variable; Discussion; The Etiquette of Anger Expression with Taboo Words; A Five-Stage Model of Anger; Stage 1: The Offending Event; Stage 2: The Degree of Anger; Stage 3: Attempts to Control Anger; Stage 4: Loss of Control; Stage 5: Retribution; The Value of Expressing Anger; Summary; Chapter 4. The Frequency of Dirty Word Usage; Why Word Frequency?; The Frequency Estimation Problem: Why There Are No Dirty Words
  • Counting Oral Frequency: Almost Good EnoughA Frequency Count of Students' Colloquial English (Jay, 1980a); College Sample of Dirty Words; Elementary School Dirty Words; Discussion; Field Studies Versus Laboratory Studies; A Field Study of Offensive Speech; The Contextual Approach; Method; Results; Discussion; Laboratory Studies of Offensive Speech; Jay 1977 Ratings; Method; Results; The Massachusetts Study (1978); Word List; Method; Results; A Matter of Semantics; Of Words and Deeds; Conclusion; Chapter 5. The Offensiveness of Words: Sex and Semantics; Purpose of the Chapter
  • Offensiveness versus Offendedness
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (287 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027274052
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000151247
  • (EBL)861545
  • (OCoLC)777549402
  • (SSID)ssj0000633916
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11397838
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000633916
  • (PQKBWorkID)10621732
  • (PQKB)10262041
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC861545
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000151247
Label
Cursing in America : a psycholinguistic study of dirty language in the courts, in the movies, in the schoolyards and on the streets, by Timothy Jay, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-272) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • CURSING IN AMERICA; Title page; Copyright page; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Detailed Table of Contents; Chapter 1. What Are ""Dirty"" Words?; Cursing; Profanity; Blasphemy; Taboo; Obscenity; Vulgarity; Slang; Epithets; Insults and slurs; Scatology; What Is the Value of Classification?; Connotative and Denotative Usage; Colorful Metaphors; Context is critical; Time perspective; Summary; Chapter 2. When Children Use Dirty Words; Language Development; The Language of Infancy (Birth to Two Years); Anger and Dirty Words in Infancy; The Origins of Humor; Pre-School Humor
  • Some Final Thoughts About InfantsThe Language of Childhood (Two to Eleven Years); Childhood Humor; Elementary School Humor.; Childhood Name Calling and Insulting; Object Naming; Childhood Story Telling; From Childhood to Adolescence: Final Thoughts; Two General Issues of Sex Talk and Language at School; The ""Etiquette"" of Dirty Words and Sex Talk; Conclusions About Sex Talk; The Issue of Dirty Language at School; The Emergence of an Obscene Lexicon; Field Study One; Field Study Two: Summer Camp (Hall & Jay, 1988); Summary of Field Studies; Conclusion; Chapter 3. Anger and Dirty Words
  • Anger Expressed Through Cursing or BlasphemyAnger Expressed Through Reference to Subnormal Thought; Anger Expressed Through Obscenity; Anger Expressed Through Reference to a Sex Organ; Anger Expressed Through Reference to Deviant Sexual Act; Anger Expressed Through Reference to Being Sexually Violated; Anger Expressed Through Reference to Social-Sexual Deviation; Anger Expressed Through Racial-Ethnic Reference; Anger Expressed Through Scatology; Anger Expressed Through Reference to Body Product or Process; Anger Expressed Through Items Associated with Body Products
  • Anger Expressed Through References to AnimalsAnger ExpressedThroughReference to Animal Feces; The Context of Anger Expression; Social-Physical Setting; Speaker-Listener Variable; Discussion; The Etiquette of Anger Expression with Taboo Words; A Five-Stage Model of Anger; Stage 1: The Offending Event; Stage 2: The Degree of Anger; Stage 3: Attempts to Control Anger; Stage 4: Loss of Control; Stage 5: Retribution; The Value of Expressing Anger; Summary; Chapter 4. The Frequency of Dirty Word Usage; Why Word Frequency?; The Frequency Estimation Problem: Why There Are No Dirty Words
  • Counting Oral Frequency: Almost Good EnoughA Frequency Count of Students' Colloquial English (Jay, 1980a); College Sample of Dirty Words; Elementary School Dirty Words; Discussion; Field Studies Versus Laboratory Studies; A Field Study of Offensive Speech; The Contextual Approach; Method; Results; Discussion; Laboratory Studies of Offensive Speech; Jay 1977 Ratings; Method; Results; The Massachusetts Study (1978); Word List; Method; Results; A Matter of Semantics; Of Words and Deeds; Conclusion; Chapter 5. The Offensiveness of Words: Sex and Semantics; Purpose of the Chapter
  • Offensiveness versus Offendedness
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (287 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027274052
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000151247
  • (EBL)861545
  • (OCoLC)777549402
  • (SSID)ssj0000633916
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11397838
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000633916
  • (PQKBWorkID)10621732
  • (PQKB)10262041
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC861545
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000151247

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