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ERIC Number: ED127832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 24
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Feminist Criticism of Language: A Sociolinguistic Perspective.
Terrebonne, Nancy; Terrebonne, Robert
In this paper various sexist practices in the English language are discussed and feminist criticism of these practices is given. This criticism is analyzed in terms of the kinds of linguistic changes proposed and the extent to which these changes have taken hold, assessing the prospects for success of each type of change. Three particular linguistic features discussed are the use of "Miss" and "Mrs." as titles for women, the use of the formative "man," both as a free form to refer to all human beings and as a bound form in compounds, and the use of masculine singular pronouns "he"/"him"/"his" to refer to indefinites and generic nouns. (Author/CLK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper is a revised version of a paper presented at the meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (Tampa, Florida, July 25-27, 1975)