The Routledge Handbook of Social and Political Philosophy of Language

Editors: Justin Khoo and Rachel Sterken


Part 1. Social and political language: methodological and foundational Issues
  1. Conceptual engineering, amelioration and conceptual ethics (Matti Eklund)
  2. Social ontology (Mari Mikkola)
  3. Non-ideal linguistic theories (Herman Cappelen and Josh Dever)
  4. Metasemantics (Derek Ball)
  5. Linguistic prescriptivism (Alex Barber)
  6. Speech acts (Rachel McKinney and Dan Harris)
Part 2. Non-ideal semantics and pragmatics
  1. Lying and misleading (Eliot Michaelson and Andreas Stokke)
  2. Protests (Matthew Chrisman and Graham Hubbs)
  3. Defective contexts (Andrew Peet)
  4. Propaganda (David Beaver and Jason Stanley)
  5. Code words (Justin Khoo)
  6. Figleaves (Jennifer Saul)
Part 3. Linguistic harms
  1. Pejoratives (Robin Jeshion)
  2. Microaggressions (Christina Friedlaender)
  3. Hermeneutical injustice (Rebecca Mason)
  4. Generics and essentializing (Rachel Sterken)
  5. Language extinction (Ethan Nowak)
  6. Language Revitalization and Reclamation (Shelbi Meissner)
Part 4. Applications / Applied Philosophy of Language
  1. Language and gender (Robin Dembroff and Daniel Wodak)
  2. Language and ideology (Eric Swanson)
  3. Language and psychiatry (Renee Jorgensen Bolinger)
  4. Language and free speech (Ishani Maitra and Mary Kate McGowan)
  5. Language and sexuality (Esa Diaz-Leon and Saray Ayala-Lopez)
  6. Language and legitimation (Robert Simpson)