Normalizing Slurs and Out‐group Slurs: The Case of Referential Restriction

Analytic Philosophy 59 (2):234-255 (2018)
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The relation between slurs and their neutral counterparts has been put into question recently by the fact that some slurs can be used to refer to subsets of the referential classes determined by their associated counterparts. This paper aims to reinforce this relation by offering a way of explaining referential restriction that distinguishes between two kinds of slurs: those performing a normalizing role upon (some) individuals inside a class (mostly, a gender) and those used to derogate a marginalized out- group.
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The Pragmatics of Slurs.Bolinger, Renée Jorgensen
Slurring Words.Anderson, Luvell & Lepore, Ernie
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Slurs and Register: A Case Study in Meaning Pluralism.Diaz-Legaspe, Justina; Stainton, Robert & Liu, Chang
What is a Slur?Diaz-Legaspe, Justina

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