14-18: Wounded bodies - argotic names of death machines and the injuries they caused

  • Jean-Pierre Goudaillier Université Paris Descartes
Keywords: World War I, slang, “poilus”, neologisms

Abstract

This study is part of a series of research studies relating to the terms and expressions that French soldiers used at the front during the period 1914-1918. In World War I, the first large-scale mechanised war, intensive use of previously known as well as new weapons took place. To these weapons, as well as to other death machines of the time, correspond both old designations and neologisms used by the soldeirs. In this article, the names of military devices are presented along with the trems referring to injuries caused by them.

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Published
2019-03-13
How to Cite
Goudaillier, J.-P. (2019). 14-18: Wounded bodies - argotic names of death machines and the injuries they caused. Linguistica, 58(1), 33-50. https://doi.org/10.4312/linguistica.58.1.33-50