Randall Eggert

 

 


 

Randall Eggert has a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Chicago and currently teaches linguistics at the University of Utah. Since 2006, he has regularly taught an introductory level class on Bad Words and Taboo Terms at the University of Utah. While he enjoys studying and discussing taboo language, in his personal life he is a rather timid and maladroit swearer.




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Jan 13th 2014

What the what? A course about swearing? (No need to put a quarter in the swear jar; it’s totally academic.) An honest-to-goodness linguistics professor will guide you through the study of taboo language, including syntax, semantics, phonology & morphology, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, second language acquisition, and cross-linguistic comparison. See? No four-letter words here, so you know it’s for scholars. Enroll today (unless you’re averse to obscenity) and learn everything you always wanted to know about bad words, but were afraid to ask your mother.

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