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Invectives in Danish and Slavic: A contrastive analysis

TitleInvectives in Danish and Slavic: A contrastive analysis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsHougaard, C
JournalСъпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsContrastive Studies; съпоставителни изследвания

Comparing invectives in Nordic and Slavic languages we find great similarities: principles and methods of verbal abuse are the same; some constructions are peculiar to the Germanic languages or at least their appearance in Slavic is uncertain, and some constructions are specifically Slavic, possibly belonging to a single language. Although the elements of the invective in the two groups of languages roughly behave uniformly, the pattern varies, each language showing a characteristic profile.

Citation KeyHougaard1985
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