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ID 10959
Eprint ID
10959
フルテキストURL
著者
脇本 恭子 岡山大学
抄録
Some people may resort to foul language like swearing and cursing to vent uncontrollably intense feelings. These profane and stigmatized expressions, which occur in a large variety of forms, have evolved for centuries and are now deep-rooted in English-sy>eaking countries. It is true that most of them have lost their original or literal senses and are used merely as meaningless expletives, but there are some which are still deemed strictly as taboo--social restrictions prohibit their use in public. This article deals with oaths, imprecations and other blasphemous formulas found in Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer (1773) and Sheridan's The Rivals (1775). Examples are sorted according to their fundamental meanings, with some statistical analyses added in a later section for further discussion. We are concerned here particularly with the linguistic features influenced by such social factors as "gender" and "class," tracing the trends in 18th century British society. We hope to elucidate what conventional formulas were widely adopted in those days and how new modes were devised by each author.
キーワード
oath
imprecation
swearing
expletive
18th c. British drama
発行日
2006
出版物タイトル
岡山大学教育学部研究集録
出版物タイトル(別表記)
Bulletin of Faculty of Education, Okayama University
131巻
1号
出版者
岡山大学教育学部
出版者(別表記)
Faculty of Education, Okayama University
開始ページ
79
終了ページ
91
ISSN
0471-4008
NCID
AN00032875
資料タイプ
紀要論文
言語
English
論文のバージョン
publisher
査読
無し
Eprints Journal Name
bgeou