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ERIC Number: EJ914735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
ISSN: ISSN-1466-4208
Non-Sexist Spanish Policies: An Attempt Bound to Fail?
Bengoechea, Mercedes
Current Issues in Language Planning, v12 n1 p35-53 Feb 2011
My aim in this paper is to analyse Spanish non-sexist language reform from a language-planning perspective. Supportive of the intent of the official policy, I will first criticize it for its failure to analyze the conditions in which it is to be implemented and for the lack of provision for its implementation. I will also show the tensions between two different types of policies carried out within the State--in favour of non-sexist language but, simultaneously, in favour of complying with "la Academia Espanola" ["the Spanish Academy"], which opposes it. I then will discuss likely reasons why, in spite of the aforementioned failures, non-sexist language policy and planning in Spain have achieved relative success, as manifested in verbal usage and in attitudes. (Contains 1 table and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain