TODAY: Sally McConnell-Ginet – Wars or Words and Wills

Sally McConnell-Ginet, Ph.D. Professor Emerita and Past Chair, Linguistics, Cornell University


This talk develops further views on the interplay of word meaning and sociopolitical conflict that have dominated much of my recent work in semantics and pragmatics. I consider why and how defining can be a locus for social struggle and change and the construction of sexual identity and gendered labels in relation to sociocultural tensions and shifts.

Monday March 23rd, at Fayerweather Hall 411 at 4pm.

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP appreciated, to: Anna Zamora (

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