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. Metasemantics (Derek Ball)
  4. Linguistic prescriptivism (Alex Barber)
  5. Speech acts (Rachel McKinney and Dan Harris)
  6. Non-ideal linguistic theories (Herman Cappelen and Josh Dever)
Part 2. Non-ideal semantics and pragmatics
  1. Lying and misleading (Eliot Michaelson and Andreas Stokke)
  2. Propaganda (Anne Quaranto and Jason Stanley)
  3. Code words (Justin Khoo)
  4. Figleaves (Jennifer Saul)
  5. Protests (Matthew Chrisman and Graham Hubbs)
  6. Defective contexts (Andrew Peet)
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. ’laxwalxwashpotamáay súngaan ‘áawq // to be between the blind snake’s teeth’: Indigenous Language Reclamation Between The Fangs Of A (Simulated) Dilemma (Shelbi Meissner)
Part 4. Applications / Applied Philosophy of Language
  1. Language and free speech (Ishani Maitra and Mary Kate McGowan)
  2. Language and ideology (Eric Swanson)
  3. Language and legitimation (Robert Simpson)
  4. Language and gender (Robin Dembroff and Daniel Wodak)
  5. Language and sexuality (Esa Diaz-Leon and Saray Ayala-Lopez)
  6. Language and psychiatry (Renee Jorgensen Bolinger)