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Published: 22 September 2016

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780199337583

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In Praise of Profanity

Michael Adams

  • A provocative, unapologetic defense of profanity in modern society
  • Weaves together linguistic and psychological analyses of why we swear - for emotional release, as a way to promote group solidarity, or to create intimate relationships - with colorful examples of profanity in literature, TV, film, and music
  • Will challenge readers to re-consider the way they think about swearing

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