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Haslam, Nick, Steve Loughnan and Pamela Sun. 2011. Beastly: What Makes Animal Metaphors Offensive? Journal of Language and Social Psychology 30 (3) : 311–325.
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SAGE Publications


This study explores factors that add to the abusive character of animal metaphors, such as the aversion felt toward the animal, the tone of metaphor expression, gender and in-group or out-group target status.