[Corpora-List] Categories of insults

Kjetil Rå Hauge k.r.hauge at ilos.uio.no
Mon Apr 14 12:17:20 CEST 2014

On Sunday 13 Apr 2014, at 14:14, Emad Mohamed wrote:

> Hello All,
> Is there a categorization of insults / derogatory words?
> I'm thinking of something like:
> -ethnic insults
> -insults attacking mental abilities
> -insults attacking religion
> -insults attacking physical traits
> and so on.
Insults are closely related to swearing, and you can find a classification of the latter in Magnus Ljung: Swearing : a cross-cultural linguistic study, Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan 2011, ISBN: 978-0-230-57631-5, e-book ISBN: 9780230292376. You could also have a look at Stephan Wyss: Fluchen : ohnmächtige und mächtige Rede der Ohnmacht : ein philosophisch-theologischer Essay zu einer Blütenlese, Freiburg : Exodus 1984, ISBN: 3-905575-07-8, and the website of SwiSca, the research network for swearing researchers in the Nordic countries, <http://nordisksprogkoordination.org/swisca>.

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