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Saturday, November 14 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Degrees of BS, Mapping the Boundaries of Profanity

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The baffling boundary between profanity and acceptable speech confuses language learners. Profanity is widespread, but still not acceptable in many situations. This uncomfortable but necessary discussion uses a template to rank the degrees of offensiveness of a word, and to apply it in determining suitable language in workplace and classroom.

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Samuel Harley

former senior instructor, ELS
Samuel Harley teaches regularly, performs poetry sporadically, and writes occasionally. He mangles two other languages besides English. If you come to his presentation on degrees of B.S., you'll have a fricking good time as we figure out how the heck you teach profanity to English... Read More →

Saturday November 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Palos Verdes B (4th floor)

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