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Organon F

Volume 28, May 2021, Issue 3, Pages 689–707

ISSN 2585-7150 (online) ISSN 1335-0668 (print)

Research Article | Special issue on Value in Language

Slur Reclamation – Polysemy, Echo, or Both?

Zuzanna Jusińska

https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2021.28310

Abstract

This paper concerns the topic of slur reclamation. I start with presenting two seemingly opposing accounts of slur reclamation, Jeshion’s (2020) Polysemy view and Bianchi’s (2014) Echoic view. Then, using the data provided by linguists, I discuss the histories of the reclamation of the slur ‘queer’ and of the n-word, which brings me to presenting a view of reclamation that combines the Polysemy view and Echoic view. The Combined view of slur reclamation proposed in this paper postulates meaning change while fleshing out the pragmatic mechanisms necessary for it to occur.

Keywords

Meaning change; pragmatics; reclamation; semantics; slurs.

Author(s) and affiliation(s)

Author

Zuzanna Jusińska

Affiliation

University of Warsaw

Address

University of Warsaw, Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland

E-mail

z.jusinska@uw.edu.pl

About this article

Received

18 November 2020

Accepted

8 August 2021

Published online

30 August 2021

Publishers

Institute of Philosophy of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Cite as

APA

Jusińska, Z. (2021). Slur Reclamation – Polysemy, Echo, or Both? Organon F28(3), 689–707. https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2021.28310

Chicago

Jusińska, Zuzanna. 2021. "Slur Reclamation – Polysemy, Echo, or Both?" Organon F 28 (3): 689–707. https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2021.28310

Harvard

Jusińska, Z. (2021). Slur Reclamation – Polysemy, Echo, or Both? Organon F, 28(3), pp. 689–707. https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2021.28310

Copyright information

© Zuzanna Jusińska

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