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ERIC Number: EJ131122
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1975
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Androcentrism in Prescriptive Grammar: Singular "They," Sex-Indefinite "He," and "He or She"
Bodine, Ann
Language in Society, 4, 2, 129-146, Aug 75
Demonstrates that prior to the beginning of the prescriptive grammar movement in English, singular "they" was accepted. By analogy with socially motivated changes in second person pronouns in various European languages, it is suggested that third person pronoun usage will be affected by current feminist opposition to sex-indefinite "he." (Author/RM)
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