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The Resource British pronoun use, prescription, and processing : linguistic and social influences affecting "they" and "he", Laura Louise Paterson

British pronoun use, prescription, and processing : linguistic and social influences affecting "they" and "he", Laura Louise Paterson

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British pronoun use, prescription, and processing : linguistic and social influences affecting "they" and "he"
Title
British pronoun use, prescription, and processing
Title remainder
linguistic and social influences affecting "they" and "he"
Statement of responsibility
Laura Louise Paterson
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
If you don't know whether the tailor or the butcher is a man or a woman which pronoun would you use to refer to them? Traditionally your choice would have been restricted to he. Yet there is something that seems a bit strange using a masculine form to refer to people of either sex. Alternatively, you might choose to use they, but then you may feel the wrath of the grammar sticklers. The present study considers the use of they and he for generic reference in post-2000 written British English. The analysis is framed within a consideration of language-internal factors, such as grammatical agreement, and language-external factors, including the rejection of generic masculines based on gender politics. Throughout the book it is clear that, despite any objections to its apparent singularity, they is the pronoun of choice when referring to a generic antecedent. This book will be of great interest to researchers and students of the history of English as well as language and gender courses. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1986-
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Paterson, Laura Louise
Dewey number
425/.55
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1721
LC item number
.P38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Sociolinguistics
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British pronoun use, prescription, and processing : linguistic and social influences affecting "they" and "he", Laura Louise Paterson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
873725606
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 192 pages
Isbn
9781137332721
Lccn
2014019732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)873725606
Label
British pronoun use, prescription, and processing : linguistic and social influences affecting "they" and "he", Laura Louise Paterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
873725606
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 192 pages
Isbn
9781137332721
Lccn
2014019732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)873725606

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