Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 17:04:00 -0500 From: Mark Mandel Subject: appropriation of pejoratives (aka "taking ownership") THE FOLLOWING APPEARED IN LINGUIST #8.502. PLEASE D O N O T REPLY TO ME! Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 10:08:32 -0400 From: Subject: Appropriation of derogatory terms Dear Colleagues- A student of mine is interested in the appropriation of degrogatory terms by groups which the terms are used against. An example of this would be the use of the word by the homosexual rights group . Can anyone direct us to work which has been done on this subject? We will, of course, summarize your responses. Thanks, Bob Williams Saint Micheal's College From: