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.
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Baron, Dennis E.,
What's your pronoun? : beyond he & she / Dennis Baron.
What is your pronoun?
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 
283 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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.
Grammar, Comparative and general--Pronoun.
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