Words Matter: Meaning and Power

@inproceedings{McconnellGinet2020WordsMM,
  title={Words Matter: Meaning and Power},
  author={Sally Mcconnell-Ginet},
  year={2020}
}
History and current affairs show that words matter - and change - because they are woven into our social and political lives. Words are weapons wielded by the powerful; they are also powerful tools for social resistance and for reimagining and reconfiguring social relations. Illustrated with topical examples, from racial slurs and sexual insults to preferred gender pronouns, from ethnic/racial group labels to presidential tweets, this book examines the social contexts which imbue words with… Expand

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