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The Resource What the f : what swearing reveals about our language, our brains, and ourselves, Benjamin K. Bergen

What the f : what swearing reveals about our language, our brains, and ourselves, Benjamin K. Bergen

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What the f : what swearing reveals about our language, our brains, and ourselves
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What the f
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what swearing reveals about our language, our brains, and ourselves
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Benjamin K. Bergen
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eng
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"Smart as hell and funny as fuck, this book explains why we can't stop swearing and what it tells us about our language and brains. Everyone swears. Only the rare individual can avoid ever letting slip an expletive. And yet, we ban the words from television and insist that polite people excise them from their vocabularies. That's a fucking shame. Not only is swearing colorful, fun, and often powerfully apt, as linguist and cognitive scientist Benjamin K. Bergen shows us, the study of it can provide a new window onto how our brains process language. How can patients left otherwise speechless after a stroke still shout out "Goddamn!"? Why did Pope Francis say "fuck" in the middle of a speech? When did a cock cease to be a rooster? Why is "crap" vulgar when "poo" is just childish? And what are we shooting when we give someone the bird? What the F? Let me effing tell you"--
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Title
What the f
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n a smart and hilarious book, a linguist and cognitive scientist, revealing how our brains process language and why languages vary around the world and over time, shows us how and why we swear, which, it seems, is an intimate part of us that we have decided to selectively deny
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
401/.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
P410.O27
LC item number
B47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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What the f : what swearing reveals about our language, our brains, and ourselves, Benjamin K. Bergen
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What the f : what swearing reveals about our language, our brains, and ourselves, Benjamin K. Bergen
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-256) and index
Contents
Holy, fucking, shit, nigger -- What makes a four-letter word? -- One finger is worth a thousand words -- The holy priest with the vulgar tongue -- The day the Pope dropped the c-bomb -- Fucking grammar -- How cock lost its feathers -- Little Samoan potty mouths -- Fragile little minds -- The $100,000 word -- The paradox of profanity
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
vii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780465060917
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2016007705
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charts, illustrations

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