Seminar

Slurring Terms across languages

STAL organizes a monthly seminar on issues related to the study of slurs, pejoratives, and evaluative and expressive terms in general, from less studied languages.


The meetings for the academic year 2023-2024 have finished! We resume in October 2024. Thanks to all the speakers and participants!


Below is the full schedule of the meetings. Here you can see the abstracts of the talks.


OCTOBER 31, 2023

Philippe Schlenker (Institut Jean Nicod/New York University), based on joint work with Jason Lamberton (Gallaudet University) and Jonathan Lamberton

"The Projection of Slurs in ASL: A First Look"


NOVEMBER 28, 2023

Teresa Marques (University of Barcelona)

"Cross-linguistic Disagreement about Derogatory Words"


FEBRUARY 6, 2024

María Bibiloni (University of Aberdeen)

"Idealization and Epistemic Power in Theories of Slurs"


MARCH 5, 2024

Eleonora Orlando & Andrés Saab (CONICET/IIF-SADAF & University of Buenos Aires)

"Slurs: A Syntactically Grounded Ambiguity"


APRIL 9, 2024

Constant Bonard (University of Bern)

"What and How Slurs Mean: An Empirical Investigation"


MAY 21, 2024

Víctor Carranza-Pinedo (University of Münster)

"Language Dynamics in Close Quarters: The Function of Pejorative Nicknames"


JUNE 4, 2024

Starr Sandoval (University of British Columbia)

"Non-speaker-oriented Expressives in Ktunaxa and English"