On Connotation, Denotation and All That, or: Why a Nigger Is Not a ‘Black Person’

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Page1547-1555
AuthorGeart van der Meer
TitleOn Connotation, Denotation and All That, or: Why a Nigger Is Not a ‘Black Person’
AbstractIn my paper I intend to demonstrate that it is, in the case of monolingual dictionaries, preferable to incorporate usage labels like formal, vulgar etc. in the sense definitions themselves instead of making them almost invisible by hiding them in the margins of the entries. I will also argue that it should be attempted to make clear exactly why a lexical item is said to be e.g. humorous.
Session9. Lexicological Issues of Lexicographical Relevance
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@InProceedings{ELX08-161,
author = {Geart van der Meer},
title = {On Connotation, Denotation and All That, or: Why a Nigger Is Not a 'Black Person'},
pages = {1547-1555},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 13th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2008},
month = {jul},
date = {15-19},
address = {Barcelona, Spain},
editor = {Elisenda Bernal, Janet DeCesaris},
publisher = {Institut Universitari de Linguistica Aplicada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra},
isbn = {978-84-96742-67-3},
}
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