If you’ve listened to our episode about swearing, here are links to the articles, books, etc. we talked about. (If you haven’t, please download it here. And if you like it, please subscribe!)
- Benjamin K. Bergen says there are four major contributors for swear words:
- Sacred concepts
- Sex/sexual organs
- Things that come out of your body… mierda!
- Derogatory words for social groups
- Swearing doesn’t mean you have a shitty vocabulary.
Jay, K.L. & Jay, T.B. (2015). Taboo word fluency and knowledge of slurs and general pejoratives: deconstructing the poverty-of-vocabulary myth. Language Sciences, 52, 251-259.
- Swearing maybe lessens pain? #AlwaysBeSkeptical
- Stephens, R., Atkins, J., & Kingston, A. (2009). Swearing as a response to pain. NeuroReport, 20(12), 1056-1060.
- News related to Stephens et al. 2009: BBC News; Scientific American; The Guardian; CBS News (“tell them a little weakness just left your body” lol)
- ‘Swearing: A cross-cultural linguistic study’ – Magnus Ljung
- Slurs are (usually) bad mmkay
- Place names and swearing
- Swearing and honesty
- Gilad Feldman et al “Frankly, we do give a damn: The relationship between profanity and honesty”.
- It might be good for your career.
- Yehuda Baruch, Stuart Jenkins, (2007) “Swearing at work and permissive leadership culture: When anti‐social becomes social and incivility is acceptable”, Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Vol. 28 Issue: 6, pp.492-507.
- Swearing means you’re smart
- ‘Bitch’ and politicians
- How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain – Lisa Feldman Barrett
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