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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/23/11 Professor Adrienne Lo ANTH 104/LING 104 Gaffes
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5/23/11 A slur is something so noxious that any utterance of it is taken as evidence of the speaker being racist The n-word; squaw Problems with the idea of slurs: In order to know whether something is a slur or not, you have to explicitly learn this [metalinguistic knowledge: ideas about language] What is a slur or not is cultural; some things may be considered slurs by some, but not by others Who decides whether it is a slur or not? The “Slurs”
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5/23/11 Slurs focus on the word; words contain racist meanings Gaffes focus on the speaker, who is taken as uttering a racist word, but without racist beliefs or intentions Marge Schott "I would never hire another n******. I'd rather have a trained monkey working for me than a n*****“ “Sneaky goddamn Jews are all alike“ “Only fruits wear earrings“ Obituary: “series of gaffes and intolerant remarks”; “Gaffe”
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course ANTH 270 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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