Avoiding emotivism: A sociolinguistic approach to moral talk

@article{Bennett2014AvoidingEA,
  title={Avoiding emotivism: A sociolinguistic approach to moral talk},
  author={J. Bennett},
  journal={Language \& Communication},
  year={2014},
  volume={39},
  pages={73-82}
}
  • J. Bennett
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Language & Communication
Abstract The ways in which people use language to make moral judgements have long been the focus of debates in moral philosophy. But, despite the recent turn in socially and functionally oriented approaches to linguistics towards the study of evaluative language, little has been said within the linguistic tradition about morally evaluative language. The argument of this paper is that we can use the concept of register (as recently deployed by Agha, 2007) to explore linguistic attempts to index… Expand

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