What's your pronoun? : beyond he & she

What's your pronoun? : beyond he & she
Baron, Dennis E.
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  • Published: 2020
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Description

Maybe you've never considered the question before but you probably know someone who has. Maybe you have a coworker or a family member who is trans or nonbinary. Maybe you have a child who has just announced that their pronouns are they/them. Or maybe you've read about pronouns in the news and are wondering what all the fuss is about. What's Your Pronoun? answers precisely these questions, examining the pronouns that are alternatives to he and she, that can be used when someone's gender is unknown, or when they're not simply male or female. The book, based on forty years of empirical research by renowned linguist Dennis Baron, tells a history that delves not only into our current environment but also into past attempts to come up with gender-neutral and nonbinary pronouns from generic he to singular they to coined words like ze and hir and hizzer.

Related Subjects

Anthropological linguistics.
English language--Pronoun.
English language--Gender.
Gender-nonconforming people--Language.
Linguistic change.
Grammar, Comparative and general--Pronoun.

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ISBN:

9781631496042 (hardback)

Personal Author:

Baron, Dennis E.,

Title:

What's your pronoun? : beyond he & she / Dennis Baron.

Variant title:

What is your pronoun?

Edition:

First edition.

Publication Info:

New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2020]

Publication Info:

©2020

Physical description:

283 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Contents:

The Missing Word -- The Politics of He -- The Words That Failed -- Queering the Pronoun -- The Missing Word Is They -- A Chronology of Gender-Neutral and Nonbinary Pronouns.

Subject term:

Anthropological linguistics.

Subject term:

English language--Pronoun.

Subject term:

English language--Gender.

Subject term:

Gender-nonconforming people--Language.

Subject term:

Linguistic change.

Subject term:

Grammar, Comparative and general--Pronoun.

Genre index term:

Informational works.

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