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Australian Cultural Scripts - bloody revisited

Wierzbicka, Anna


This paper focusses on "the great Australian adjective" bloody and it shows that far from being meaningless, the humble bloody is packed with meaning; and that by unpacking this meaning we can throw a good deal of light on traditional Australian attitudes and values. It argues that the use of bloody furnishes an important clue to both the changes and continuity in Australian culture, society, and speech and also offers us a vantage point from which to investigate a whole network of Australian...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pragmatics
DOI: 10.1016/S0378-2166(01)00023-6


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