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Emociones, Ofensa y Registro Sociolinguistico
Critica (2019)
  • Dra Justina Diaz Legaspe, Western University
  • Robert J. Stainton
There is a particular kind of use of slurs in which the negative emotions typically associated with them (hatred, anger) are not present in the occurrence. Even so, these uses still resonate as incorrect or inadequate. This kind of “detached use” is not only an interesting, rarely mentioned phenomenon per se; it also offers some support to a novel approach to slurs based on the sociolinguistic notion of “register”. This paper examines some types of detached uses, extracts some of their essential features and assesses the way the register-based approach to slurs can account for them.
  • meaning,
  • semantics,
  • theories of meaning,
  • discrimination,
  • linguistic offense 1
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Justina Diaz Legaspe and Robert J. Stainton. "Emociones, Ofensa y Registro Sociolinguistico" Critica Vol. 51 Iss. 153 (2019) p. 3 - 30
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