Censorship and Censoring
People willingly censor themselves, eschewing tabooed behaviour for their own and others' well-being. Official censorship, open to abuse by bigots, the power-hungry and corrupt, proscribes supposedly subversive behaviour.
||Censoring, Censorship, Killing, Language Taboos, Obscenity, Politeness, Sade, Terrorism
The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 8, pp.97-108.
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Keith Allan MLitt, PhD (Edinburgh) FAHA is Reader in Linguistics at Monash University (http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ling/staff/allan). His research interests focus mainly on aspects of meaning in language, with a secondary interest in the history and philosophy of linguistics. Books include Linguistic Meaning (2 vols, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986), Euphemism and Dysphemism: Language Used as Shield and Weapon (with Kate Burridge, OUP, 1991), Natural Language Semantics (Blackwell, 2001), Forbidden Words: Taboo and the Censoring of Language (with Kate Burridge, CUP, 2006), The Western Classical Tradition in Linguistics (Equinox, 2007). He was Semantics Editor for International Encyclopaedia of Linguistics (OUP 1994, 2nd edn 2003) and editor for Logical and Lexical Semantics for the Encyclopedia of Languages and Linguistics 2nd edition (Elsevier, 2006) as well as author of many papers in major international scholarly journals and books.
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