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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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  • 9 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Benton Co PL - Fowler 179.5 BYR (Text) 34044000939908 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver 179.5 BYR (Text) 34304000885204 Adult - Nonfiction Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 179.5 BYR (Text) 36626103893939 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 179.5 BYRN (Text) 39391006862393 Nonfiction Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch SOCIAL.SCIENCE PSYCHOLOGY Byrne (Text) 37516002035440 AdultNF Social Science Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 179.5 BYR (Text) 34330513210634 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Monticello-Union Twp PL - Monticello 179 BYRNE (Text) 37743002264705 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 179.5 Byrne (Text) 31208912559160 non-fiction Available -
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse 179.5 BYR (Text) 50577011096589 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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

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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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