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The Linguistics of Swearing

Friday 3rd February / posted by Chris Wheeldon

Why are certain words considered dirty and why do people use them?

If you're interested in the answer to this question and swearing from a linguistic perspective, there's a course on offer just for you.

RTRFM resident linguistics guru, Daniel Midgley is about to launch his UWA Extension Course on the history, future and function of taboo language.

He joined James Hall on Artbeat to help unpack the course content.

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