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13:15 - 13:55 9 March 2017

Lunch Hour Lectures - Swearing as a second language: should we teach 'bad language' to language learners?


Darwin Lecture Theatre | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free to attend. Register your interest to receive an event reminder email, however please note all seating is on a first come, first served basis.
Ticketing: Open

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Dr Geraldine Horan, UCL German

The language learner is often well-versed in polite phrases, but lacks the necessary guidance on how to be rude. Swearing can shock and offend, yet this powerful form is largely ignored in foreign language learning. Dr Horan will discuss swearing practices in different languages, and whether we could teach the art of swearing.


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