Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 17:56:35 -0500 From: Gregory {Greg} Downing 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]