Graduate studies at Western
Philosophy Compass 5 (2):164-185 (2010)
|Abstract||The norms surrounding pejorative language, such as racial slurs and swear words, are deeply prohibitive. Pejoratives are typically a means for speakers to express their derogatory attitudes. As these attitudes vary along many dimensions and magnitudes, they initially appear to be resistant to a truth-conditional, semantic analysis. The goal of the paper is to clarify the essential linguistic phenomena surrounding pejoratives, survey the logical space of explanatory theories, evaluate each with respect to the phenomena and provide a preliminary assessment of the initial resistance to a truth-conditional analysis.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Eva Picardi (2006). Colouring, Multiple Propositions, and Assertoric Content. Grazer Philosophische Studien 72 (1):49-71.
Adam M. Croom (2008). Racial Epithets: What We Say and Mean by Them. Dialogue 51 (1):34-45.
Adam M. Croom (2011). Slurs. Language Sciences 33 (3):343-358.
Timothy Williamson (2010). The Use of Pejoratives. In Daniel Whiting (ed.), The Later Wittgenstein on Language. Palgrave Macmillan.
Olga Ramirez (2012). ‘BOGHOSSIAN's BLIND REASONING’, CONDITIONALIZATION AND THICK CONCEPTS A FUNCTIONAL MODEL. Ethics in Progress Quarterly 3 (1):31-52.
Daniel J. Whiting (2008). Conservatives and Racists: Inferential Role Semantics and Pejoratives. Philosophia 36 (3):375-388.
Ryan J. Hay (2013). Hybrid Expressivism and the Analogy Between Pejoratives and Moral Language. European Journal of Philosophy 21 (3):450-474.
By Daniel R. Boisvert (2008). Expressive-Assertivism. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 89 (2):169–203.
Christopher Hom (2012). A Puzzle About Pejoratives. Philosophical Studies 159 (3):383-405.
Timothy Williamson (2009). Reference, Inference, and the Semantics of Pejoratives. In Joseph Almog & Paolo Leonardi (eds.), The Philosophy of David Kaplan. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-02-12
Total downloads75 ( #13,372 of 730,737 )
Recent downloads (6 months)10 ( #10,827 of 730,737 )
How can I increase my downloads?