Essays about: "swear words"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 12 essays containing the words swear words.

  1. 1. On Swear Words and Rap Music: : A Diachronic Study of the Changes in the Use of Swear Words in Rap Music from the 1970s to the 2010s

    University essay from Högskolan Dalarna/Institutionen för språk, litteratur och lärande

    Author : Filip Nikitas Metallinos Log; [2022]
    Keywords : Rap; music; corpus; functional categories; swear words;

    Abstract : It has previously been shown that music features progressively more swear words and profanities per word uttered over time, and that rap music is at the forefront of this change. Therefore, this study explores whether there have been significant changes in swear word usage in rap music between the genre's conception (1970s-1980s), its commercialization (1990s-2000s), and its current black rights and personhood movements (2010s), totaling 50 years from 1970 to 2019. READ MORE

  2. 2. Profanity and Women : A Linguistic Analysis of Language and Gender - Based on HBO's True Blood

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Lärarutbildningen

    Author : Navneet Kaur Sapra; [2021]
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    Abstract : Like many other social issues concerning gender, language also comes with gendered stereotypes and limitations which results in difference and inequality in speech, based on gender. According to folk-linguistic beliefs and a variety of linguists, women are believed to speak in a specific way in which using swear words is not considered ideal. READ MORE

  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. "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

  5. 5. 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