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ERIC Number: ED123913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Pages: 11
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Women's Surnames and Working Titles, the Opposition in Polish of Physical and Grammatical Gender.
Nalibow, Kenneth L.
In the contemporary standard Warsaw Polish of educated Poles, there is evidence of a system of gender-marking whereby masculine-gender nouns are being substituted for feminine professional names, working titles and surnames. The current usage is attributed to the change of status of the modern woman, or, more precisely, to her increased participation in social, economic and professional activities. The present study focuses on several troublesome areas connected with the masculinization of feminine-gender forms, such as the problem of inflection and the inherent problems of ambiguity concerning the sex of the referend. Examples are drawn from necrologies extracted from the contemporary Polish press. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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