Următoarea conferință din cadrul seminarului de cercetare al Departamentului de Filosofie Teoretică în parteneriat cu CELFIS va fi susținută de Dan Zeman (Universitatea din Varșovia). 

Titlul prezentării sale este: ‘Slurs and the Lexicon: Meaning Variation as Polysemy Resolution‘. Iată şi rezumatul:

Many authors have claimed that slurs are lexically rich – in the sense that they comprise at least a descriptive and an expressive/evaluative dimension. Postulating more than one dimension of meaning helps with accounting for various uses slurs have besides the main, derogatory one. In this presentation I explore how more fine-grained lexical theories can be usefully employed to that end. In addition to the documented non-derogatory uses, I present novel data about a sui-generis non-derogatory type of use of slurs (“identificatory”) based on some uses of the ethnic slur “țigan” within Roma communities in Eastern Europe. My main claim is that this slur (and similar ones) should be construed as polysemous. I then show how a certain rich-lexicon view of polysemy accounts for the whole range of the data. I compare this view with other rich-lexicon views in the literature and raise some problems for the latter.

Conferința se va desfășura ȋn limba engleză luni, 26 aprilie, orele 18-20. Un link de conectare via Meet va fi distribuit cu câteva minute înainte tuturor celor ce își exprimă intenția de a participa la andrei.marasoiu@filosofie.unibuc.ro

Mai multe detalii sunt disponibile prin anunțul de pe pagina Facebook a seminarului: https://www.facebook.com/Seminarul-Departamentului-de-Filosofie-Teoretica-UniBuc-285279685738329