Ursula Reutner

List of John Benjamins publications for which Ursula Reutner plays a role.


Heidepeter, Philipp and Ursula Reutner 2021 When humour questions taboo: A typology of twisted euphemism useSex, Death & Politics: Taboos in Language, Keller, Melanie, Philipp Striedl, Daniel Biro, Johanna Holzer and Benjamin Weber (eds.), pp. 138–166 | Article
The article examines the ways in which humour twists regular euphemism use. Based on the classical fields of euphemisms anchored in religion, aesthetics, social politics, and amorality, it identifies the characteristics of their twisted variants with a humorous component: playing-with-fire… read more