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Croom, Adam M. 2013. How to do things with slurs: Studies in the way of derogatory words. Language & Communication 33 (3) : 177–204.
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This paper presents a new distinction between three divergent uses of (English) race-and sex-based slurs in social interaction -i.e. the (non-)paradigmatic derogatory use, and non-derogatory in-group use-, answers for their literal meaning and certifies how a family-resemblance category membership conception can elucidate slur comprehension.