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ERIC Number: EJ1000982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1568-4555
Gender-Based Linguistic Reform in International Organisations
Teso, Elena; Crolley, Liz
Language Policy, v12 n2 p139-158 May 2013
This paper analyses the policies proposed by three international organisations to eliminate the use of sexist language. This research compares the main guidelines and recommendations presented at supranational level by the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the European Union to avoid the use of sexist language. It then evaluates the success of these policies via an analysis of texts. The use of sexist language within official documentation allows us to assess the success of language and gender policies and the extent to which recommendations have been implemented. Results of this research suggest that while significant attempts have been made to eliminate the use of sexist language in these three organisations, the implementation of the language and gender policies is sporadic at best.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: European Union