Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 17:56:35 -0500

From: Gregory {Greg} Downing downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IS2.NYU.EDU

Subject: F word (was Re: redneck, nigger, good ole boy, kicker, etc.)

At 05:51 PM 10/28/97 EST, you wrote:

Sidebar (or seque?)

(For a student:) Could you recommend some fairly contemporary studies

of taboo words in American English. Are there studies / articles

of taboo words, esp *fuck*, as discourse markers?

Well, I'm not sure what angle you want to approach the topic from, but maybe

Jesse Sheidlower's _The F Word_ would help. Published a couple of years ago,

it treats many locutions and gives planty of dated & sourced usage citations.

Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]