Katharina Felka, University of Zürich
12. April 2018 16-18 Uhr 3A NIG 3.Stock
Slurs as asides
Abstract: In this talk I develop a variant of a conventional implicature view, which combines Bach’s thesis that the derogative contribution of a slur is comparable to the contribution of a side remark with Pott’s analysis of side remarks. In doing so, I firstly point out the difficulties for (genuinely) semantic and pragmatic views about slurs. Secondly, I develop a conventional implicature view and show how this view can avoid the difficulties. Finally, I defend the developed view against objections raised in the literature.