Essays about: "swear words"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 10 essays containing the words swear words.

  1. 1. You know who pop the most shit? : A study of profanity and gender differences in modern pop music

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för språkstudier

    Author : Johanna Sandén; [2020]
    Keywords : Profanity; swear words; gender; frequency; profanity profiles; music lyrics;

    Abstract : Are there any gender differences in how profanity is used in modern pop music in 2019? The purpose of this study was to analyse music lyrics with particular attention paid to frequency and profanity profiles between female and male artists. The corpus used in the investigation contains a total of 34 music lyrics equally divided between the genders and was collected from a Billboard chart called “Hot 100 Songs”. READ MORE

  2. 2. "Damn good coffee" : Swear words and advertising

    University essay from Mälardalens högskola/Akademin för utbildning, kultur och kommunikation

    Author : Jim Westerholm; [2017]
    Keywords : Swearing; cursing; advertising; offensiveness;

    Abstract : Swear words and their role in advertising have been debated for a long time. There has been a general sentiment that the use of swear words should be avoided in ads so they would not appear crass or offensive. READ MORE

  3. 3. The use of swear words by women: a study of single sex and mix sex conversations

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för lärande, humaniora och samhälle

    Author : Pia Gati; [2015]
    Keywords : Swear words; women; gender constellations; motifs; functions; gender; single sex; mix sex; corpus transcripts; American English;

    Abstract : This essay discusses women’s use of swear words in both single sex constellations and mix sex constellations. Its primary aim is to find out which swear words women use the most. The secondary aim is to see what communicative function they have in the women’s usage. READ MORE

  4. 4. Bad Language in Reality: A study of swear words, expletives and gender in reality television

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Anna Fälthammar Schippers; [2014-04-28]
    Keywords : Engelska; swear words; expletives; covert prestige; gender; reality television;

    Abstract : This essay is a study on swearing in modern English on television from a sociolinguistic point of view, taking into account the effect that variables such as nationality, social class and gender might have on the expletive usage in the examined material. After a general discussion of expletives and their functions, the question of whether there is a relationship between gender and the use of expletives is addressed. READ MORE

  5. 5. Sailors and Tentative Talk-a-lots. - A study of folk linguistic notions of gendered language in action films

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Marcus Midefelt; [2013-11-15]
    Keywords : Folk linguistic notion; Popular Culture; Feminism; Content Analysis; Gender; Film; Action; Genre; Protagonist; Swear; Tag question; Intonation question;

    Abstract : The relationship between reality and the media is a complex one; some say that media is the most important symbolic world for the shaping of our perception of reality while others argue that expecting the media to be representative of the real world may be potentially harmful for our understanding of this relationship. This study investigates this relationship by measuring the frequency of three folk linguistic notions of gendered language in action films. READ MORE