Swearing Is Good for You (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
240
Utgivningsdatum
2019-02-26
Förlag
WW Norton & Co
Dimensioner
209 x 139 x 12 mm
Vikt
204 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780393356656
Swearing Is Good for You (häftad)

Swearing Is Good for You

The Amazing Science of Bad Language

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In this sparkling debut work of popular science, Emma Byrne examines the latest research to show how swearing can be good for you. She explores every angle of swearing--why we do it, how we do it, and what it tells us about ourselves. Packed with the results of unlikely and often hilarious scientific studies--from the "ice-bucket test" for coping with pain, to the connection between Tourette's and swearing, to a chimpanzee that curses at her handler in sign language--Swearing Is Good for You presents a lighthearted but convincing case for the foulmouthed.
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Shit, this book is fascinating.--Elena Nicolaou A poppy, comprehensive look at an often taboo topic.--Reed Tucker Byrne makes a strong case.... Perhaps more than swearing's power to help one withstand pain or even bond, it's Byrne's revelations about swearing and gender that make me want to try just a little bit harder to curse.--Danielle Friedman An impressive catalogue of research showing how effing and blinding helps us deal with pain, bond with others, is associated with intelligence and makes us more inclined to trust each other.... A glorious, uplifting read.--Lucy Kellaway Byrne, who likes a good swear, relishes her subject and her study of its various forms--bodily, copulatory, excretory and slur based--is playfully astute.--Steven Carroll Emma Byrne unearths an unorthodox body of research to reveal how swearing helps reduce pain and anxiety and can even bring people together.... Fascinating. A chatty, humorously informative narrative that rummages through the science of bad language, grabbing at sociology, psychology, neuroscience and anthropology.--Hephzibah Anderson Swearing Is Good for You is an entertaining and often enlightening book.... Byrne's readers are sure to come away with a fresh appreciation of language at its most foul.

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Emma Byrne has written on science, language, and society for the BBC, Science, the BMJ, the Financial Times, and Forbes. She lives in London.