15.3427, Qs: Sexual Innuendo; Anthropology Anecdote

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Subject: 15.3427, Qs: Sexual Innuendo; Anthropology Anecdote

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1)
Date: 07-Dec-2004
From: Alannah Witherby < thisisbanane at hotmail.com >
Subject: Sexual Innuendo

2)
Date: 07-Dec-2004
From: Jussi Karlgren < jussi at sics.se >
Subject: Anthropology Anecdote



-------------------------Message 1 ----------------------------------
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 17:42:46
From: Alannah Witherby < thisisbanane at hotmail.com >
Subject: Sexual Innuendo



Does anybody know of any papers written about sexual innuendo in the field
of pragmatics and cognition, other than that written by Bell?

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                     Pragmatics



-------------------------Message 2 ----------------------------------
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 17:42:49
From: Jussi Karlgren < jussi at sics.se >
Subject: Anthropology Anecdote



Friends,
          An oft-repeated field linguistics-cum-field anthropology anecdote
in coffee rooms around academic institutions around the world goes
something like this:

''There are toponyms in some exotic parts of the world that are
phonetically mangled variants of 'a mountain' and 'yes, that is
another mountain' and 'you stupid anthropologist, that is also a mountain'.''

Is there any truth in this anecdote? I guess various ethnonyms of the type
''people'' ''human'' ''foreign-language-speaker'' may be
examples of this. Does anyone have more concrete examples?

J

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                     Morphology




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