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Slur Reclamation – Polysemy, Echo, or Both?

In: Organon F, vol. 28, no. 3
Zuzanna Jusińska


Year, pages: 2021, 689 - 707
Meaning change; pragmatics; reclamation; semantics; slurs.
Article type: Research Article
About article:
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 bring 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.
How to cite:
ISO 690:
Jusińska, Z. 2021. Slur Reclamation – Polysemy, Echo, or Both?. In Organon F, vol. 28, no.3, pp. 689-707. 1335-0668. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2021.28310

Jusińska, Z. (2021). Slur Reclamation – Polysemy, Echo, or Both?. Organon F, 28(3), 689-707. 1335-0668. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2021.28310
About edition:
Publisher: Filozofický ústav SAV, Filosofický ústav AVČR
Published: 30. 8. 2021
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-NC 4.0)