CONCERNING THE LANGUAGE GENDER MATTER

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List of sections: 
Language theory
Mounth / Year: 
2013, October
Issue of the journal: 
2
Pages: 
3-6
Type of the article: 
Scientific article
Abstract: 

Results of development of the so-called feminist linguistics are analyzed in the article. Its detailed studying is recorded in verbal culture of different nations by inequality of sex, and it is expressed by creation of gender-neutral language norm, codified in special dictionaries (Dictionaries of Gender-free Usage) in order to overcome of the "language sexism". Linguists, working in this direction, expect from such overcoming at least increase of the level of mutual understanding in communication processes. Besides, it was established that in conditions of a language sexism, which otherwise can be called the masculine discourse, the masculine gender type is almost the norm, prestigious manifestation of sexual character.

Keywords: 
gender system, femininity, masculinity
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