Gender-Neutrality in Languages with Grammatical Gender

Gender-Neutrality in Languages with Grammatical Gender

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gender neutrality in languages with grammatical gender implies promoting language usage which is balanced in its treatment of the genders. For example, advocates of gender-neutral language challenge the traditional use of masculine nouns and pronouns when referring to both genders or to a person or people of an unknown gender in most Indo-European and Afro-Asiatic languages. The situation of gender neutral language modification in languages that have masculine and feminine grammatical genders, such as French, German, and Spanish, is very different from that of English, because it is often impossible to construct a gender-neutral sentence as can be done in English. For example, in French, the masculine gender supersedes the feminine; the phrase la femme et l'homme is replaced by the pronoun ils.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 245g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613597159X
  • 9786135971590