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Michael Adams

Michael Adams is provost professor of English language and literature at Indiana University in Bloomington and author of, most recently, In Praise of Profanity (Oxford University Press, 2016). Other works include Slang: The People's Poetry (Oxford, 2009) and, with Anne Curzan, the third edition of How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction (Pearson Longman, 2012). Once editor of Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, he is currently editor of the quarterly journal American Speech.