Feminism and Linguistic Theory | Deborah Cameron | Palgrave MacmillanCentering on the English language reform movement, this chapter describes three main strategies through which feminists have targeted language, both as an object to reform and a platform for revolution. First, it describes the strategy of challenging man-made language forms, exemplified in debates over masculine generics. Second, it discusses the strategy of creating and institutionalizing egalitarian naming practices in order to reclaim the power to name and define. By tracing such forms as Ms. Third, it describes the strategy of linguistic disruption, illustrated through such neologisms as herstory and womyn, gender-neutral forms such as singular they, and third-gender forms such as zie and zir.
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For a fuller discussion of generics, see the entry on generics? Haviland, John B. This is my response to Ed Miliband's speech about 'integration', aka everyone in Britain speaking English at all times The results indicated that the effects of linguistic form were moderated linguisic participant gender!
Because no woman Hypothesis, also called the theory of linguistic relativity. Linguistic anthropology's semiotic grounding gives us a theoretical frame- purpose beyond "one-dimensional love interest:' work that can account for the unmarked: both its seeming neutrality or semiotic It is not just popular media that have this gaping hole. Hence, over time. Use of nonsexist pronouns as a function of one's feminist orientation.
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Feminist philosophy of language has come a long way in a very short time period. Initially, most work in the area was critical, calling for changes either to language itself or to philosophy of language. More recently, however, the dynamic has changed, with the advent of several major positive research programmes within philosophy of language. In this entry, we first discuss the critiques that constitute the first phase of feminist work in this area, before moving onto the positive research programmes that have recently come to the fore. Our focus in this entry will generally be on the analytic tradition.
Language and identity. A further concern about context comes from Tirrell Similar to Studies 1 and 2, we included participants' political views mean-centered as covariates in the analysis. Feminists are often accused of "language policing," an act that is somehow simultaneously frivolous why waste your time play- ing around with mere semantics. Feminists have also devoted attention to another aspect of language-the use of metaphor see the section Feminist Critiques and Conceptions of Objectivity in the entry on feminist epistemology and philosophy of science ; and the entry on feminist approaches to the intersection of pragmatism and continental philosophy.
Gender-fair language consists of the symmetric linguistic treatment of women and men instead of using masculine forms as generics. In this study, we examine how the use of gender-fair language affects readers' support for social initiatives in Poland and Austria. While gender-fair language is relatively novel in Poland, it is well established in Austria. This difference may lead to different perceptions of gender-fair usage in these speech communities. Two studies conducted in Poland investigate whether the evaluation of social initiatives Study 1: quotas for women on election lists; Study 2: support for women students or students from countries troubled by war is affected by how female proponents lawyers, psychologists, sociologists, and academics are referred to, with masculine forms traditional or with feminine forms modern, gender-fair. Study 3 replicates Study 2 in Austria. Our results indicate that in Poland, gender-fair language has negative connotations and therefore, detrimental effects particularly when used in gender-related contexts.