Modelling Oppressive Speech/Norms and Social Meaning

Organisator(en) Mihaela Popa-Wyatt, Anton Benz & Stephanie Solt
Veranstaltungsbeginn 23.03.2020, 09.00 Uhr
Veranstaltungsende 24.03.2020, 18.00 Uhr
Ort Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Schützenstr. 18, Berlin, Trajekte Room (3rd floor)

Due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in accordance with health guidance and other health authorities in Germany, travel restrictions and general uncertainty, the workshop "Modelling Oppressive Speech/Norms & Social Meaning", ZAS Berlin, is now re-scheduled to 18-20 November 2020



Description ^

Oppressive speech harms its targets.The rise of hate speech in social media and politics vividly illustrates this. This workshop will study how oppressive speech harms. Topics include: the mechanisms through which oppressive utterance causes harm; how oppressive speech shifts norms; what motivates speakers to use such speech; why others comply with the resulting harmful norms; and what needs to change to eradicate these harmful norms. We also focus on relevant aspects of social meaning such as intra-speaker variation, e.g. that oppressive language has different effects depending on who the speaker and hearer are (in-group vs. out-group, etc.).


Organisers ^

Mihaela Popa-Wyatt, Anton Benz, Stephanie Solt


Speakers ^


This event is sponsored by the Society for Applied Philosophy, DFG, XPrag. We gratefully acknowledge their support.
The source project: The Marie Skłodowska-Curie action HaLO - How Language is Used to Oppress (841443)