Course: LING 230. Forbidden Language: Swearing and Taboo Language (3)

Study of the meaning, role, and use of forbidden language in English and other languages, including understanding the many types (swearing, obscenity, taboo, etc.), its grammar and where it is processed in the brain, how these words have changed over time, societal attitudes towards those who use it, comparing its use in other cultures and languages, and some of the legal issues surrounding its use. (Available for General Education, D1 Social Sciences.)

Fall-2024 - Schedule of Classes

LING 230

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