Tag: linguistic practices

Germans Resist Gender Modifications

On March 6, more than seventy high-profile Germans, including linguists, teachers, journalists, lawyers, and writers, published a letter and an accompanying petition that condemned new linguistic practices which attempt to address implicit gender connotations in language. The letter decried linguistic practices it sees as producing “a wealth of ridiculous language structures” that “cannot be sustained consistently.” It was written in part as a response to the German...
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