Language, Gender, and Professional Writing: Theoretical Approaches and Guidelines for Nonsexist Usage

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Commission on the Status of Women in the Profession, Modern Language Association of America, 1989 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 341 pages
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A landmark book on language and sexism, Language, Gender, and Professional Writing explores biased usage in depth -- its origins, its effect, the related controversies -- and provides sensible and sensitive guidelines for nondiscriminatory speech and writing. Designed for scholars, teachers, students, professionals, and readers concerned with language, this book demonstrates the importance and value of avoiding biased language and stimulates its readers to think of language as a rich resource offering many alternatives to objectionable usage.

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Paula A. Treichler is a professor at the University of Illinois, where she holds positions in the College of Medicine, the Institute of Communications Research, and the Women??'s Studies Program. Her writings on AIDS have appeared in such journals as Science, ArtForum, October, Transition, and Camera Obscura. She is the coauthor of Language, Gender, and Professional Writing and A Feminist Dictionary and the coeditor of For Alma Mater, Cultural Studies, and The Visible Woman.

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