ERIC Number: EJ619938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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A Linguistic and Sociopragmatic and Cultural Study of Swearing in Arabic.
Abd el-Jawad, Hassan R. S.
Language, Culture and Curriculum, v13 n2 p217-40 2000
Addresses the issue of swearing, in the sense of oath taking, as a very frequent speech act in daily conversations in Jordan. A corpus of oaths exchanged by interlocutors in real-life contexts is analyzed. Shows that swearing exhibits an extensive amount of variation in form, usage, and function. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Jordan