Feminist language planning

Cooper (1984) studied the impact of feminist language planning on the use of masculine generic pronouns and nouns (including occupational nouns) on a corpus of 500000 words taken from american newspapers, current affairs and women's magazines covering the period 1971 - 1979. 1 feminism and language there is no doubt that feminism has been and continues to be one of the main social movements of this century its impact is felt in many societies around the world and in many spheres of life.

Feminist language planning: has it been worthwhile anne pauwels university of wollongong 1 feminism and language there is no doubt that feminism has been and continues to be one of the main social movements of this century its impact is felt in many societies around the world and in many spheres of life. In language planning terms , successful feminist linguistic reform entails evidence that the feminist alternatives move from a status of ‘discouraged’ or even ‘disapproved’ use to that of ‘tolerated’, and eventually ‘preferred’ or ‘promoted’ use (kloss 1968. Keywords: feminist language planning sweden gender-neutral language non-sexist language motivated sign introduction the feminist movement is one of the most important intellectual and political movements today and has a history stretching back to the french revolution.

In language planning terms , successful feminist linguistic reform entails evidence that the feminist alternatives move from a status of 'discouraged' or even 'disapproved' use to that of 'tolerated', and eventually 'preferred' or 'promoted' use (kloss 1968. Anthony j liddicoat research centre for languages and cultures, school of communication, international studies and languages , university of south australia , st bernards road, magill sa, adelaide, australia [email protected]

Feminist language planning is an active engagement with the ways in which language represents and reproduces gender it is not specifically concerned with the ways in which language presents women, although this is a major focus, but rather how language positions both males and females and how it enters into the social practices that gender people and their activities and ideas. The interest in feminist language planning among official language-planning bodies has also intensified in the last few years the language council of sweden prepared a new official language policy for the country, which included the goal to minimize sexist tendencies in official swedish.

Feminist language planning

Feminist language planning anthony j liddicoat research centre for languages and cultures, school of communication, international studies and languages , university of south australia , st bernards road, magill sa, adelaide, australia correspondence [email protected]

  • Feminist language reform or feminist language planning refers to the effort, often of political and grassroots movements, to change how language is used to gender people, activities and ideas on an individual and societal level.
  • Another widely recognised aspect of sexism in patterns of language use is the entrenchment of gender stereotypes that often involve a negative valuing of women (lakoff, 1973 liddicoat, 2011 weatherall, 1996 weatherall, 2002b.

Showed that examining a phenomenon like masculine generic language as it is used in social interaction will likely produce a unique perspective on the matter another widely recognised aspect of sexism in patterns of language use is the entrenchment of gender stereotypes that often involve a negative valuing of women (lakoff, 1973 liddicoat, 2011 weatherall, 1996 weatherall, 2002b. Feminist language planning is an active engagement with the ways in which language represents and reproduces gender it is not specifically a concerned with the ways in which languagepresentswomen,althoughthisisamajorfocus,butratherhowlanguagepositions.

feminist language planning Feminist language planning in sweden and elsewhere the feminist project to change language in order to change society has been under way for almost half a century. feminist language planning Feminist language planning in sweden and elsewhere the feminist project to change language in order to change society has been under way for almost half a century. feminist language planning Feminist language planning in sweden and elsewhere the feminist project to change language in order to change society has been under way for almost half a century.
Feminist language planning
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