Swearing Is Good For You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

November 25, 2017|
Swearing Is Good For You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language by Emma Byrne
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In the vein of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat comes a fascinating and fun look at the new science of bad language.

Did you know that chimpanzees can swear? Or that we do most of our swearing in our first language? Have you ever noticed that swearing is an excellent painkiller?

In delightfully fun and accessible language, backed by riveting historical case studies and the latest cutting-edge research, Dr. Emma Byrne explores the science behind swearing and why bad language might actually be good for us. Swearing, it turns out, is socially and emotionally essential. Not only has some form of swearing been around since the earliest humans began to communicate, but it has been shown to reduce physical pain, prevent violence, help stroke victims recover their language, and help people work together as a team. Swearing Is Good For You is a fascinating and fun look at the new science of bad language.

Dr. Emma Byrne is a research scientist at Queen Mary, University of London. She has a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence and an MRes in Visualization, Imaging, and Virtual Environments. Her research has been published in Science and The BMJ, and has been covered by the BBC, the Daily Mail, and the Scottish Daily Record. She has also writ...
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Title:Swearing Is Good For You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:288 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.7 in
Published:November 25, 2017
Publisher:House Of Anansi Press Inc
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781487001773

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