strong language in Finnish

Sometime in the winter of 2016/2017, my collaborator Johanna Vaattovaara and I turned our attention from “the magic word,” please, toward more socially-loaded collection of words, namely swear words. As with our work on please in Finnish, our main aim with this project is to try to find out why and how Finnish people use English-sourced swear words in Finnish. After all, it is not like Finnish does not have all sorts of good swear words on its own.

At the moment, we do not have any articles published on this topic, but there are three upcoming publications in progress. You can see more about our work on this topic in the presentations section of this website.

Published by Elizabeth Peterson

Linguist. University Lecturer at the University of Helsinki.

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