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"För fult att skriva": Gymnasieelevers och lärares attityder till svordomar och andra kraftuttryck
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Swedish Language.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"To foul to write" : Attitudes towards swear words among students and teachers in the Swedish upper secondary school (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to investigate attitudes towards swear words among students and teachers in the Swedish upper secondary school. The aim has also been to investigate their attitudes towards swear word usage in media. In total 132 student and 13 teachers from two different upper secondary schools have participated in this survey. The questionnaire has been analyzed both with a quantitative and a qualitative method and the results have been analyzed through gender theory, but also from a sociolinguistic viewpoint. The survey shows that the students have a more relaxed attitude towards the usage of swear words in general. The survey also indicates that boys more often use swear words and they do not perceive the words as “ugly” as the girls do. Girls more often than boys describe themselves having been violated by words of abuse. Teachers have yet to find a more efficient way to prevent the usage of words of abuse in school surroundings.

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2016. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
attitudes, gender, media, sociolinguistics, swear words
National Category
Specific Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49502OAI: diva2:899465
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Swedish Language
Educational program
Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Available from: 2016-02-02 Created: 2016-02-02 Last updated: 2016-02-03Bibliographically approved

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