Aischrology
(7,377 words)

Abstract

Aiskhrología and the related verb aiskhrologéo refer to ‘shameful’ and/or ‘offensive’ language. Aischrology is a speech act which belongs to the vulgar register and causes offense by intentionally breaching norms of acceptable speech behavior. Although it is often equated with obscene language, aischrology also includes profane language without …

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Mark Janse, “Aischrology”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 19 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000292>
First published online: 2013



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