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Insulting Problems in a Second Language
Vol. 15, No. 4 (Dec., 1981), pp. 435-441
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3586484
Page Count: 7
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The present paper focuses on one aspect of communicative competence-insulting behavior. An insult is defined, techniques for both verbal and non-verbal insulting are discussed, and a variety of areas and values from which insults are drawn are presented. Following this, a brief comparison of insulting terms using animal names in some 10 different languages is discussed.
TESOL Quarterly © 1981 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL)