Readings and Resources

Academic publications

Acton, Eric, to appear, Pragmatics and the third wave: The social meaning of definites.

Acton, Eric, 2019, Pragmatics and the social life of the English definite article. Language 95.1:37-65.

Acton, Eric, 2017,  Pragmatics, the third wave and the social meaning of definites, NWAV 46

Beltrama Andrea, 2018, Precision and speaker qualities. The social meaning of pragmatic detail. Linguistic Vanguard

Beltrama, Andrea 2020, Social meaning in semantics and pragmatics, Language and Linguistics Compass. 

Burnett, Heather, 2020, A Persona-based Semantics for Slurs, Gratzer Philosophische Studien, special issue on non-derogatory uses of slurs (B. Cepollaro, & D. Zeman (eds.))

Eckert, Penelope, 2012, Three Waves of Variation Study: The Emergence of Meaning in the Study of Sociolinguistic Variation, Annual Review of Anthropology

Embricks, David and Kasey Henricks, 2013, Discursive Colorlines at Work: How Epithets and Stereotypes are Racially Unequal, Symbolic Interaction, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 197–215

Henderson, Robert and Elin McCready, 2019, Dogwhistles, Trust, and Ideology, Proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium, 2019.

Henderson, Robert and Elin McCready, 2018, How Dogwhistles work, Proceedings of LENLS, 2019.

Popa-Wyatt, Mihaela, 2016, Not all slurs are equal,  Phenomenology and Mind, 11,  pp. 150-156

Popa-Wyatt, Mihaela and Jeremy L. Wyatt, 2017, Slurs, Roles, and Power, Philosophical Studies

Pullum, Geoffrey, 2018, Slurs and obscenities: lexicography, semantics, and philosophy.” Bad Words: Philosophical Perspectives on Slurs, pp. 168-92.

Swanson, Eric, 2015, Slurs and Ideology; Revised version forthcoming in Analyzing Ideology. Robin Celikates, Sally Haslanger, and Jason Stanley, editors. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Tirrell, Lynne 2012, Genocidal Language Games, in Speech and Harm: Controversies over Free Speech, edited by Ishani Maitra and Mary Kate McGowan, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.174-221

Tirrell, Lynne, 2017, Toxic Speech: Toward an Epidemiology of Discursive HarmAuthor(s), Philosophical Topics , Vol. 45, No. 2,  pp. 139-162


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