Publication details [#7235]

Oliver, Marion M. and Joan Rubin. 1975. The use of expletives by some American women. Anthropological Linguistics 17 : 191–197.
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Article in journal
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Person as a subject


O. and R. attempt to show that R. Lakoff's (1973: 'Language and woman's place') claim that stronger expletives are reserved for men and the weaker ones for women, is exaggerated and that many other factors influence the use of expletives.