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Swearing in the ‘Tradie’ Environment as a Tool for Solidarity

  title={Swearing in the ‘Tradie’ Environment as a Tool for Solidarity},
  author={Laur{\'e}n and Mcleod},
Swearing within a social interaction is often considered obscene and offensive, however swear words have many other functions within society that are rarely noted. The social meaning of swear words, such as fuck and cunt, have over time shifted from their offensive nature to having a more rapport‐building function within certain contexts. This paper will analyse this meaning shift and the social motivations behind the use of the words fuck and cunt in the Australian trade… 
‘You need help as usual, do you?’: Joking and swearing for collegiality in a Swedish workplace
Abstract This paper draws on the KINSA project (The Communicative Situation of Immigrants at Swedish Workplaces), which aimed to identify communicative factors that have a positive impact on the
Hybridity and Superdiversity on Syrian Dissidents' Facebook Pages: An Online Ethnography of Language, Identity and Authenticity
This work contributes to the discussion about the role of social media in political mobilization by analyzing the writing practices of a group of Syrian dissidents on Facebook. Challenging the
The Use of Metaphorical Connotation of Inanimate Objects to Describe People by Speakers of Jordanian Arabic: A Pragmatic Study
This paper aims to investigate the  use of connotations of inanimate objects to describe people by speakers of Jordanian Arabic. Its main goal is to analyze the positive and negative connotative
“Cunt”: On the perception and handling of verbal dynamite by L1 and LX users of English
Abstract “Cunt” is currently one of the most offensive words in the English language and is usually censored in the English press and media. The present study looks firstly at differences between
An analysis of swearing from a positive perspective (Análisis del habla soez desde una perspectiva positive)
Resumen: Es evidente que el empleo de lenguaje malsonante ha sido considerado ofensivo en la mayoría de culturas. No obstante, es un uso del lenguaje ubicuo que ocurre en un número de circunstancias


Swearing at work and permissive leadership culture: When anti‐social becomes social and incivility is acceptable
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the use of expletives and swearing in the workplace. It proposes to challenge leadership style and to suggest ideas for management best
Swearing in the ‘Tradie’ Environment as a Tool for Solidarity 10 Griffith Working Papers in Pragmatics and Intercultural Communication
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