Miss Justina Berskyte

Teaching Associate

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Research Overview

I am interested in language that has a subjective element (e.g. predicates of personal taste and expressives) as well as, socially relevant language (e.g. slurs, gender terms, harmful language).

In my PhD thesis, I put forth a novel hybrid theory - Expressive-Relativism - explaining the semantics of predicates of personal taste and expressives. My PhD thesis was supervised by Graham Stevens and Andrew Koontz-Garboned. My PhD was funded by the School of Social Sciences with the 4th year partly funded by The Royal Institute of Philosophy bursary.

In the future, I wish to explore harmful language as its uses online.

Research interests

Philosophy of Language, Semantics, Subjective Language, Contextualism, Semantic Relativism, Expressivism, Slurs, Offense and Derogation, Hate Speech.

 

Education

I received my BA, MA and PhD from The University of Manchester.

External positions

Residential Life Advisor , University of Manchester (UOM)

Aug 20182021

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