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Understanding dogwhistles politics

Torices, José Ramón (2021) Understanding dogwhistles politics. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 36 (3). pp. 321-339. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

This paper aims to deepen our understanding of so-called covert dogwhistles. I discuss whether a covert dogwhistle is a specific sort of mechanism of manipulation or whether, on the contrary, it draws on other already familiar linguistic mechanisms such as implicatures or presuppositions. I put forward a series of arguments aimed at illustrating that implicatures and presuppositions, on the one hand, and covert dogwhistles, on the other, differ in their linguistic behaviour concerning plausible deniability, cancellability, calculability and mutual acceptance. I concluded this paper by outlining a simple theory for covert dogwhistles according to which they are attitude-foregrounders.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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CreatorsEmailORCID
Torices, José Ramónjrtorices@gmail.com0000-0003-4078-1262
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: dogwhistles, implicatures, presuppositions, political manipulation,
Subjects: General Issues > Rhetoric of Science
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science and Policy
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email theoria@ehu.es
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2021 05:00
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2021 05:00
Item ID: 19996
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: https://ojs.ehu.eus/index.php/THEORIA/article/view...
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1387/theoria.22510
Subjects: General Issues > Rhetoric of Science
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science and Policy
Date: September 2021
Page Range: pp. 321-339
Volume: 36
Number: 3
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19996

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