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The Routledge Handbook of Social and Political Philosophy of Language

Edited by: Justin Khoo , Rachel Sterken

Print publication date:  April  2021
Online publication date:  April  2021

Print ISBN: 9781138602434
eBook ISBN: 9781003164869
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This Handbook brings together philosophical work on how language shapes, and is shaped by, social and political factors. Its 24 chapters were written exclusively for this volume by an international team of leading researchers, and together they provide a broad expert introduction to the major issues currently under discussion in this area.

The volume is divided into four parts:

Part I: Methodological and Foundational Issues
Part II: Non-ideal Semantics and Pragmatics
Part III: Linguistic Harms
Part IV: Applications

The parts, and chapters in each part, are introduced in the volume?s General Introduction. A list of Works Cited concludes each chapter, pointing readers to further areas of study. The Handbook is the first major, multi-authored reference work in this growing area and essential reading for anyone interested in the nature of language and its relationship to social and political reality.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Conceptual Engineering in Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Social Ontology Download PDF
Chapter  3:  An Invitation to Social and Political Metasemantics Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Linguistic Prescriptivism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Speech-Act Theory Download PDF
Chapter  6:  On the Uselessness of the Distinction between Ideal and Non-Ideal Theory (at least in the Philosophy of Language) Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Lying, Deception, and Epistemic Advantage Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Propaganda Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Code Words Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Racist and Sexist Figleaves  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Protest and Speech Act Theory Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Defective Contexts Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Varieties of Pejoratives Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Microaggressions and the Problem of Attributional Ambiguity Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Hermeneutical Injustice Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Social and Political Aspects of Generic Language and Speech Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Language Extinction Download PDF
Chapter  18:  “Laxwalxwash Potamáay Súngaan ‘áawq // to be between the Blind Snake’s Teeth” Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Language and Free Speech Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Language and Ideology Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Language and Legitimation Download PDF
Chapter  22:  How Much Gender Is Too Much Gender? Download PDF
Chapter  23:  On Language and Sexuality Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Language of Mental Illness Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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