Keith Allan is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at Monash University and Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland. His research interests include the history and philosophy of linguistics, and aspects of meaning in language. His many books include Linguistic Meaning (Routledge, 1986; reissued 2014), Natural Language Semantics (Blackwell, 2001), and The Western Classical Tradition in Linguistics (Equinox, 2007; 2nd ed. 2010). He is the co-editor of multiple volumes, including The Cambridge Handbook of Pragmatics (with Kasia Jaszczolt; CUP, 2012), The Oxford Handbook of theHistory of Linguistics (OUP, 2012), and The Routledge Handbook of Linguistics (Routledge, 2015).
1. Taboo words and language: An overview, Keith Allan 2. Taboo language and impoliteness, Jonathan Culpeper 3. Taboos in speaking of sex and sexuality, Eliecer Crespo Fernandez 4. Speaking of disease and death, Reka Benczes and Kate Burridge 5. The psychology of expressing and interpreting linguistic taboos, Timothy B. Jay 6. Taboo language awareness in early childhood, Timothy B. Jay 7. Swearing and the brain, Shlomit Ritz Finkelstein 8. sticky: Taboo topics in deaf communities, Jami N. Fisher, Gene Mirus, and Donna Jo Napoli 9. Taboo terms and their grammar, Jack Hoeksema 10. Taboo as a driver of language change, Kate Burridge and Reka Benczes 11. Problems translating tabooed words from source to target language, Pedro J. Chamizo Dominguez 12. Linguistic taboos in a second or foreign language, Jean-Marc Dewaele 13. Philosophical investigations of the taboo of insult, Luvell Anderson 14. Religious and ideologically motivated taboos, Keith Allan 15. Speech or conduct? Law, censorship, and taboo language, Christopher Hutton 16. Taboo language in books, films, and the media, Gabriele Azzaro 17. Taboos and bad language in the mouths of politicians and in advertising, Toby Ralph and Barnaby Ralph 18. Taboo language used as banter, Elijah Wald 19. Taboo language as source of comedy, Barry J. Blake 20. An anthropological approach to taboo words and language, Stanley H. Brandes