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Geschlechtergerechte Sprache im Land der Académie française

Vincent Balnat 1
1 LILPA - Linguistique, Langues et Parole
UNISTRA - Université de Strasbourg : UR1339
Abstract : This paper provides an overview of the debate on linguistic gender equality in France. Based on the recent heated debate about the so-called écriture inclusive, it shows that France has occupied a special position within the French-speaking countries since the 1970s. For a long time, the Académie française, considered to be the supreme guardian of the French language, has argued against using feminised designations for professions and functions in official texts. It is presently campaigning against the increasing use of abbreviation dots in the official language (électeur.rice.s). Interestingly enough, the arguments used by proponents and opponents of a gender-equitable language turn out to be quite similar on both sides of the Rhine.
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Vincent Balnat. Geschlechtergerechte Sprache im Land der Académie française. Muttersprache, 2020, 130 (1), pp.92-96. ⟨halshs-02569005⟩



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