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Refusing to Endorse: A Must Explanation for Pejoratives [chapter]

Carlo Penco
2018 Eva Picardi on Language, Analysis and History  
Her stance might be further developed claiming that uses of pejoratives not only suggest, but also promote a wrong picture of reality.  ...  Carlo Penco reconstructs some of her arguments, endorsing Eva's criticism of Williamson's analysis of Dummett and developing a suggestion by Manuel Garcia Carpintero on a speech act analysis of pejoratives  ...  that Germans are more prone to cruelty than other Europeans-would produce a non conservative extension of the language where the word was not present: the use of "Boche" would permit inferences and conclusions  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-95777-7_10 fatcat:ahqdqzsyv5gr3i34c2koikdur4

Insult Politics: Donald Trump, Right-Wing Populism, and Incendiary Language

Oscar Winberg
2017 European Journal of American Studies  
For more on the appeal of racism beyond the South, see Thomas J.  ...  He's going to crack that 1 percent barrier one day.  ... 
doi:10.4000/ejas.12132 fatcat:vk2yicdgcbhmravxvr62aelgnm

The interplay of inherent tendencies and language contact on French object clitics [chapter]

Isabelle Léglise
2013 Studies in Language Variation  
in one or other language are either de-Creolization (when the Creole language A appears to be moving toward closer resemblance to its lexifier language, meaning that features of language B are being transferred  ...  on "Language Contact and Morphosyntactic Variation and Change," which we organized in Paris in September 2007.  ...  go beyond those usually observed in ordinary French (the reduced diversity of forms for the third person plural). 26 It has been noted that language contact plays the role of "activation" (Clark 1994  ... 
doi:10.1075/silv.12.06isa fatcat:63yhfsndzzfgloudl2rrxlhvwu

South African Sign Language and language-in-education policy in South Africa

Timothy Reagan
2012 Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics  
It is interesting to note that in ASL there is actually a pejorative and insulting sign (HEAFIE) used to denigrate a deaf person who "thinks like a hearing person".  ...  The division between the two major ways of viewing deafness is actually paradigmatic in nature, going far beyond mere competing models or theories (cf. Kuhn 1996) .  ... 
doi:10.5774/38-0-28 fatcat:wvh6xaye4ra5xnia5cv3oxcaye

Slurs and register: A case study in meaning pluralism

Justina Diaz‐Legaspe, Chang Liu, Robert J. Stainton
2019 Mind & Language  
Slurring words belong at the intersection of categories in a sociolinguistic register taxonomy, one that usually includes [+slang, +vulgar] and always includes [-polite, +derogatory].  ...  What distinguishes "Chinese" from "chink," for example, is neither a peculiar sort of descriptive nor emotional content, but the fact that "chink" is lexically marked as belonging to different registers  ...  ," "Go Leafs go!" and "Fuck off!" That little word "hereby" provides a rough-and-ready test for distinguishing.  ... 
doi:10.1111/mila.12236 fatcat:2re2quncljevznvfkw45ye72im

Sexism and Language

Naomi Lindstrom, Alleen Pace Nilsen
1981 Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature (RMMLA)  
Hyperia went on to complain. "Look how close their insults are to their compliments. If you're not a bombshell. what are you? A battle-ax. If we're not chicks, we're dolls or cows orugh hots.  ...  Richard Gilman stated, -the nature of most languages tells us more about the hierarchical structure of male-female relationships than all the physical horror stories that could be compiled. ...  ...  One of the more extensive formal studies was conducted ny Lenore J.  ... 
doi:10.2307/1347743 fatcat:7zwlrkev4fcunfrrhoxtjt67vu

Euphemistic and dysphemistic language in Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy

Raquel Sánchez Ruiz
2015 Forma y Función  
However, while there is substantial research on the novels, little attention has been paid to the author's usage of language.  ...  The popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy is beyond doubt. This great impact has also been reflected on academic literature dealing with the novel from different perspectives.  ...  First, the problem that arises when analysing language in use; that is, due to the fuzzy boundaries between the devices studied, sometimes it was difficult to decide how to classify them since more than  ... 
doi:10.15446/fyf.v28n1.51974 fatcat:ddnsrqegmze3lnmhqkp6ngayy4

Towards a functional label set for the online dictionary of Flemish Sign Language

Caro Brosens, Hannes De Durpel, Inez Beukeleers, Beatrijs Wille
2021 FEAST Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign language Theory  
This exploratory study has contributed to our wider understanding of label sets and their use, and it has reopened the discussion of language-and modality-specific labels.  ...  methodology suited for sign languages.  ...  Furthermore, all participants have demonstrated the ability to reflect on their own language use and that of the community.  ... 
doi:10.31009/feast.i4.04 fatcat:2mqzh5da65emzhk55pldg63kmq

Deaf jokes and sign language humor

Rachel Sutton-Spence, Donna Jo Napoli
2012 Humor: An International Journal of Humor Research  
We conclude that the visual nature of Deaf humor is one of its key characteristics and ask what else this can tell us about the Deaf cultural way of interacting with and presenting the world.  ...  AbstractThis paper describes the humor of Deaf communities, arguing that the humor is related primarily to the dominant visual experience of Deaf people, but also influenced by their knowledge of humor  ...  The pejorative connotation of an extended little finger from a fist can be used creatively to insult different people so that signing TEACHER or INTERPRETER using the correct location and movement but  ... 
doi:10.1515/humor-2012-0016 fatcat:4h4pkhuvhjdynnt53sw3enitxe

Racist Language in Society and in Dictionaries: A Pragmatic Perspective

D.C. Hauptfleisch
2013 Lexikos  
The whole of section 2 is devoted to a discussion of racist language in society. Seven different categories are illustrated with examples from various languages.  ...  The important question of how racist language should be handled in dictionaries is examined in section 3.  ...  their inclusion or exclusion hinges on their being related to extinct or to existing ethnic groups.  ... 
doi:10.5788/3-1-1102 fatcat:dhsg3o5dkrcchfait6ksjis4ai

Language contact and bilingualism

1989 Lingua  
Within this definition speakers may still differ wide1y in their actual Iinguistic skills, of course, but we should be careful not to impose standerds for bilinguals that go much beyond these for monolinguais  ...  argue that it is rrucial for understanding what is going on.  ...  What property this is depends on the theory concerned. Any of three properties are assumed to play a role: (I) Creole languages are assumed to be more alike than other languages.  ... 
doi:10.1016/0024-3841(89)90072-7 fatcat:mxfrbhe2l5ckdj2amqdlkdocru

Multiculturalism, Autonomy, and Language Preservation

Ethan Nowak
2019 Ergo, An Open Access Journal of Philosophy  
If we accept that our social identities are in large part constituted by the decisions we make about how to speak, then language loss will amount to a substantial infringement on our autonomy in a particularly  ...  The key to the paper is the claim that every language makes a distinctive range of speech acts possible, acts that cannot be realized by means of any other language.  ...  I would also like to thank the Ergo editors for their remarkable work managing the journal, and Robert Mason for substantial technical help and an eye for detail.  ... 
doi:10.3998/ergo.12405314.0006.011 fatcat:utf4i5pjk5e2plybwiqfxmno7a

Pacific Languages: An Introduction

Robert Blust, John Lynch
1999 Oceanic Linguistics  
Woleaian Micronesia Harrison and Jackson (1984) Xârâcùù New Caledonia Haudricourt et al. (1979) Data Sources Yabêm PNG Bradshaw (1979), Ross (1993) Yapese Micronesia Jensen (1977) Papuan Languages  ...  Children grew up speaking it as their first language; adults who had not returned to their traditional homes for many years found that they were using the pidgin/creole more and more, and their own language  ...  Biggs (1965, 411) sums up the situation as follows: "It is clear that Rotuman has borrowed extensively from a related language or languages….  ... 
doi:10.2307/3623400 fatcat:yzt6o6ttazekdgn4en342y7dle

Euphemism and Language Change: The Sixth and Seventh Ages

Kate Burridge
2012 Lexis: Journal in English Lexicology  
In fact, studies of stereotyping show that people even go beyond the © Lexis 2012 information that they are given. They see features that are not there and fail to see the ones that are.  ...  But studies carried out on the reactions of speakers to names also reveal that many of us go beyond this and actually do link names with certain personalities (cf. Dunkling [1977] ).  ... 
doi:10.4000/lexis.355 fatcat:b44pya4t6bakrf7cwn7vwfdwby

Kelantan Peranakan Chinese Language and Marker of Group Identity

Giok Hun Pue, Puay Liu Ong, Hong Chuang Loo
2019 GEMA Online® Journal of Language Studies  
suggest that such proficiency in Malay language is achieved due to it being pivotal to the continuity of their identity as both Kelantan Peranakan Chinese and Kelantanese.  ...  The Chinese as the largest minority ethnic group in the Peninsular, are often stereotypically depicted as relatively less fluent or knowledgeable in Malay language, at times not beyond the colloquial '  ...  From the FGD session, we found that the Kelantan Peranakan Chinese youth use the Malay language in their communication extensively when they speak, whether as part of localized Hokkien dialect, or fully  ... 
doi:10.17576/gema-2019-1902-03 fatcat:efwwnvvnsnevrpnygrq3aqifby
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