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Pragmatic analysis of swearwords in online communication


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Milčić, Tanja. (2016). Pragmatic analysis of swearwords in online communication. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Grubišić, Marina].

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This paper strives to shed light on some of the controversial issues in the study of swearing. The author takes one linguist’s classification and tries to apply it on a sample of Croatian swearwords posted as a part of online comments on news sites. To compare, another set of comments were taken, published on a British news site. The results show that it is difficult to fit swearwords into categories, in as much as swearing truly is one of the most spontaneous, natural and unpredictable parts of language. Finally, it was proven a different way of studying swearing is possible and needed.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: swearing, categories of swearing, context, linguistics, online comments
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Grubišić, Marina
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 10:46
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 10:46

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