Starting from a 2007 research study in which a corpus of articles from the Guardian Unlimited Website (period Oct-Dec 2006) was analysed in order to test the hypothesis that even in the British Press the word ‘fuck’, in its denotative and connotative meanings, was becoming acceptable and accepted in its explicit orthographic form, in this paper we aim to show the results of an extension of the research, carried out by enriching the corpus with other articles (period April-June 2011) from the same on-line newspapers website, to monitor and compare the occurrences of the word in quantitative and qualitative terms, and to verify whether the word has been used in a creative way in new constructions and contexts of use, thus providing further data on the emotive use of the word and on its contribution to new word formation processes.

The 'F-word' in on-line British newspapers: a corpus based comparative study

CORDISCO, Mikaela
2012

Abstract

Starting from a 2007 research study in which a corpus of articles from the Guardian Unlimited Website (period Oct-Dec 2006) was analysed in order to test the hypothesis that even in the British Press the word ‘fuck’, in its denotative and connotative meanings, was becoming acceptable and accepted in its explicit orthographic form, in this paper we aim to show the results of an extension of the research, carried out by enriching the corpus with other articles (period April-June 2011) from the same on-line newspapers website, to monitor and compare the occurrences of the word in quantitative and qualitative terms, and to verify whether the word has been used in a creative way in new constructions and contexts of use, thus providing further data on the emotive use of the word and on its contribution to new word formation processes.
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