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ERIC Number: ED574114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 61
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Asian Views on Gender-Inclusive English
Jacobs, George M.; Zhuo, Qiong-Yan; Jocson, Patricia C.; Ong, Chye Wah; Austria, Maria D. Elizabeth; Sevier, Marti; Teo, Winnie
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All languages change (Fromkin and Rodman 1993). Language educators must be aware of these changes and help keep their students up to date with them. One area of change in the English language is the controversial shift from gender-exclusive language, such as "Everyone should do his duty" and "Man has done great damage to the environment," to gender-inclusive language such as "Everyone should do their duty" and "People have done great damage to the environment" (Crystal 1995). We present two studies on the use of gender-inclusive English. The first assesses Asian second-language educationists' views on this shift in the use of English. The second gathers information on how Singaporean students view and use gender-inclusive English. Two Questionnaire's are appended. [This article was published in Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center (Ed.), "Human rights education in Asian schools" (Vol. 4, pp. 129-148). Osaka: Editor.]
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore; Brunei; Cambodia; China; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Philippines; Thailand