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Sobre el insulto y el léxico denigratorio
On insult and denigrating vocabulary

Author(s): Monika Lisowska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Insult; insulting vocabulary

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this article is an attempt to define insult and insulting vocabulary, as well as to propose a typology of both linguistic phenomena. The starting point is the definition of insult proposed by Grzegorczykowa (1991), still current in the Polish linguistics. The author specifies a certain assumption of this definition, which, in consequence, allows the thesis that insult is a fuzzy category, and thus a category with a prototype. This thesis has an impact on formulating a definition of insulting vocabulary, which puts a special emphasis on the cultural factor.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 167-176
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Spanish