Expletives: neurolinguistic and neurobehavioral perspectives on swearing.

  title={Expletives: neurolinguistic and neurobehavioral perspectives on swearing.},
  author={Diana Van Lancker and Jeffrey L. Cummings},
  journal={Brain research. Brain research reviews},
  volume={31 1},
Severe aphasia, adult left hemispherectomy, Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS), and other neurological disorders have in common an increased use of swearwords. There are shared linguistic features in common across these language behaviors, as well as important differences. We explore the nature of swearing in normal human communication, and then compare the clinical presentations of selectively preserved, impaired and augmented swearing. These neurolinguistic observations, considered along… CONTINUE READING
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