Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Color Semantics: A Semiotic Analysis of Color Symbolism in English and Arabic

Abeer Shujaa Alharbi

Volume 11, Issue 3 , September 2023, , Pages 146-158

  In the real world, each word within a language carries a simple referential meaning. Yet, there exist intricate semantic relationships, all of which may vary depending on the various linguistic contexts. In this paper, I explore two main color terms, red and black, in terms of their semantic relationships ...  Read More

Who has the “Right” to Use the N-Word? A Survey of Attitudes about the Acceptability of Using the N-Word and its Derivatives

Wyman King; Richard Emanuel; Xavier Brown; Niroby Dingle; Vertis Lucas; Anissa Perkins; Ayzia Turner; Destinee Whittington; Qwa'dryna Witherspoon

Volume 6, Issue 2 , September 2018, , Pages 47-58

  The N-word is the ultimate insult that has tormented generations of African-Americans. Yet over time, N-word derivatives have become popular terms of endearment by the descendants of the very people who once had to endure the N-word. Therein lies the root of an ongoing argument in society today: Who ...  Read More