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ERIC Number: ED077030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Pages: 18
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Manglish: What's It All About?
Rhome, Frances Dodson
A look at some English and American dictionaries and encyclopedias affirms the charge of "Manglish"--a male orientation of the English language. Sex stereotypes are manifested in occupational titles, certain cultural notions, and societal attitudes which are reflected in our language. School texts and dictionaries perpetuate this sexism and continue to keep women in a passive role against the natural cultural and evolutional process of liberation presently occurring. In order to change attitudes, sexists claim language must also change. Already words such as sexism, chauvinism, chairperson, and Ms. have crept into the language and some now appear in dictionaries and official correspondences. Language is beginning to reflect social change. (HOD)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Assn. (14th, St. Louis, October 26-28, 1972)