Thanks to BBC Radio York for inviting me to talk about swearing with Julia Lewis (without swearing once!). We discussed issues relevant to English Language A level from corpus and attitudes research including:
- Rob Drummond’s work on teenage swearing in the UK
- an article about the first written occurrence of ‘the f-word’
- Tonje Gjesdal’s Norwegian Studies Centre open access thesis on attitudes to swearing. Warning!: contains very strong language.
Email me if you would like a copy of the recording; it includes a vox pop about attitudes to swearing which would be a great lesson starter.