Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London
Rebecca Roache is a senior lecturer in philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London. She works on various issues in applied philosophy, and hosts The Academic Imperfectionist podcast. She lives in Oxfordshire.
Language and linguistics
What makes swear words so offensive? It’s not their meaning or even their sound. Is language itself a red herring here?
Honestly, it’s fine!
Tight-lipped, frosty and fake, the passive-aggressive person never quite takes the blame. Is this always a bad thing?
Philosophy of language
The death of languages
Endangered languages have sentimental value, it’s true, but are there good philosophical reasons to preserve them?