[Ads-l] What "Bless Your Heart" Really Means in the South | Thinkpiece Magazine

Salikoko S. Mufwene mufw at UCHICAGO.EDU
Sat Apr 24 13:47:53 UTC 2021

If you can open the link, this is an interesting example of the 
relevance of context to meaning/interpretation. Sometimes you can't 
define the meaning but you get the meaning nonetheless.


Salikoko S. Mufwene                    s-mufwene at uchicago.edu
The Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor of Linguistics and the College
Professor, Committee on Evolutionary Biology
Professor, Committee on the Conceptual & Historical Studies of Science
Professor, Committee on African Studies
Extraordinary Professor, University of Western Cape, 2018-2021
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