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Swear!ng is g*od f*r you : the amaz!ng sc!ence of bad language / Emma Byrne.

Byrne, Emma, 1978- (author.).

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  • 6 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Greenwood Public Library.

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Greenwood PL - Greenwood 179.5 BYR (Text) 36626103893939 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781324000280
  • ISBN: 1324000287
  • Physical Description: 232 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-224) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: what the fuck is swearing? -- The bad language brain: neuroscience and swearing -- 'Fuck! that hurts': pain and swearing -- Tourette's syndrome, or why this chapter shouldn't be in this book -- Disciplinary offence: swearing in the workplace -- 'You damn dirty ape': (other) primates that swear -- No language for a lady: gender and swearing -- Schiesse, merde, cachau: swearing in other languages -- Conclusion.
Summary, etc.:
A scientist reveals how swearing has been around since the earliest humans began to communicate, and has been shown to reduce physical pain, to lower anxiety, to prevent physical violence, to help trauma victims recover language, and to promote human cooperation.
Subject: Obscene words.
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