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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

Label
What the f : what swearing reveals about our language, our brains, and ourselves
Title
What the f
Title remainder
what swearing reveals about our language, our brains, and ourselves
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin K. Bergen
Title variation
What the fuck
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
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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10528285
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Bergen, Benjamin K
Dewey number
401/.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Obscene words
  • Swearing
  • Blessing and cursing
  • Languages, Modern
  • Psychoanalytic interpretation
  • Psycholinguistics
  • SCIENCE
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Blessing and cursing
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
what swearing reveals about our language, our brains, and ourselves
Label
What the f : what swearing reveals about our language, our brains, and ourselves, Benjamin K. Bergen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn941875482
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780465060917
Lccn
2016007705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
charts, illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)941875482
Label
What the f : what swearing reveals about our language, our brains, and ourselves, Benjamin K. Bergen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn941875482
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780465060917
Lccn
2016007705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
charts, illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)941875482

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