ERIC Number: ED402627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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The Elements of Nonsexist Usage: A Guide to Inclusive Spoken and Written English.
This handbook is intended for students, teachers, journalists, executives, and court and government workers who want to eliminate sexism from their English. It offers sound advice on gender-inclusive or gender-neutral language. Among its topics of interest are: the reasons to avoid sexist language; sensible alternatives to offensive terminology; how to recognize and eliminate underlying discriminatory language; and 10 ways to circumvent sexist writing. Chapters in the handbook are arranged for quick and easy reference to help solve problems when they arise. A glossary of nonsexist "do's and don'ts" and alternative terms concludes the handbook. (NKA)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, English, Gender Issues, Higher Education, Language Usage, Sex Stereotypes, Sexism in Language, Verbal Communication
Prentice-Hall Press, Order Processing, P.O. Box 11071, Des Moines, IA 50336-1071 ($4.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General
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