Bad Language [Audio]

Speaker(s): Dr Emma Byrne, Dr John Gallagher, Dr Rebecca Roache | Language allows us to communicate. It also allows us to charm, shock, delight, and offend. It is political and we can use it to harm and manipulate. And some words are just not okay in polite company. Should there ever be restraints on what can be said? If so, what kind? In this Forum event, we navigate the deeper issues around swearing, slurring, and slander. Swear-jars at the ready! Emma Byrne (@SciWriBy) is author of Swearing is Good for You: the Amazing Science of Bad Language. John Gallagher (@earlymodernjohn) is Lecturer in Early Modern History, University of Leeds. Rebecca Roache (@rebecca_roache) is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London. Clare Moriarty (@quiteclare) is Fellow, The Forum and a doctoral researcher at King’s College London. The Forum for European Philosophy (@ForumPhilosophy) is an educational charity that organises a full and varied programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events in the UK. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEForum

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