The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

46. What is Gendered Language?

The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

Caroline Myrick [+-]
North Carolina State University
Caroline Myrick holds a PhD from the Department of Sociology at North Carolina State University, with specializations in sociolinguistics and social inequality. Her research addresses language variation and change in the Caribbean as well as language and gender ideologies.

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Gendered language refers to language that privileges one gender or sex over the other. This happens with many language patterns and traditions—in English and many other languages—that treat men or the masculine as the default. Luckily, in English, inclusive language solutions are fairly easy; and speakers of other languages are finding creative linguistic alternatives in order to promote gender inclusivity.

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Myrick, Caroline. 46. What is Gendered Language?. The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 224-228 Jul 2019. ISBN 9781781798553. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38166. Date accessed: 18 Jul 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38166. Jul 2019

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