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The article examines the ways in which humour twists regular euphemism use. Based on the classical fields of euphemisms anchored in religion, aesthetics, social politics, and amorality, it identifies the characteristics of their twisted variants with a humorous component: playing-with-fire euphemisms that jocosely provoke supernatural forces, innue...
The article deals with the concept of quarantine, increasingly discussed due to the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2. It first examines the current use of the termin social media and dictionaries, then explains its historic roots, semantic features, and the evolution in which the expressions Fr. quarantaine, It. quarantenaand Sp. cuarentenagradually lost the...
Renaissance songs are full of sexual content, which, however, generally appears in an encoded manner. Based on a corpus of 278 texts from an anthology representing a broad range of French Renaissance songs, the article analyses the excerpts that show clear traces of sexual content from both a qualitative and a quantitative perspective. In a qualita...
The article deals with the stylistic fidelity of literary translations compared to the original text. It uses the German versions of Raymond Queneau’s novel "Zazie dans le métro" to examine how they treat selected stylistic characteristics: literary orality on the one hand, which manifests itself in word agglutinations, grapheme modifications, abbr...
For our manual on Romance languages in Africa (RoLA) at the University of Passau (Germany), we are looking for an expert on the variety of French spoken in Congo-Brazzaville who could contribute a chapter to our manual (in English). For more information, see the attached document and the project homepage (https://www.phil.uni-passau.de/en/romance-languages/research/rola/). Recommendations are highly appreciated!