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Taboo language and its restriction

John E. Joseph

in Language and Politics

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748624522
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671458 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624522.003.0005
Taboo language and its restriction

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This discusses taboo language and its restriction. It covers swearing; the language police state; the politics of (self-)censorship; hate speech; and the right to hear no evil.

Keywords: taboo language; swearing; police state; self-censorship; hate speech; language restriction

Chapter.  12565 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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