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ERIC Number: ED136270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 16
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Sexism, Language and Social Change.
Berger, Gertrude; Kachuck, Beatrice
The United States Department of Labor has revised the "Dictionary of Occupational Titles" in order to eliminate references to gender. Can language respond to official edicts, as well as to demands from feminists, and effect significant changes? This paper supports the position that language can and will change. The basis for such change depends on three aspects of linguistic theory: the structure of language, change processes, and the relationship between thought and language. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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