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Montero Cartelle, Emilio. 1996. Pene: eufemismo y disfemismo en gallego medieval. 30 pp.


Medieval Galician documents are surveyed for designations of the penis, erection, impotence, and ejaculation. The terms are analyzed for motivation, metaphoricity, degree of linguistic creativity, neologization means/strategies, euphemism/disphemism status, antonomasia, synecdoche, social acceptance/interdiction, vulgar/obscene vs. official/ church register, Latin sources, and occurrence context. The peculiar nature of sex-related vocabulary is ascribed to the weight of linguistic taboo affecting its creation and use. (Copyright 1997, Sociological Abstracts, Inc., all rights reserved.) (LLBA 1997, vol. 31, n. 5)