S&P Lecture Series: “How to Make a Gendered Language Inclusive”

We are glad to invite you to the last presentation in the Spring 2021 S&P Lecture Series on April 23rd (this Friday).
This week’s presentation by Ben Papadopoulos, entitled “How to Make a Gendered Language Inclusive”, will be the last in the series for this spring semester. Please find pertinent links in preparation for the talk in the following abstract:
In this talk, I present the results of my first qualifying paper. Not only is gender-inclusivity harder to achieve in masculine-feminine gender languages like Spanish, but it is condemned by institutions like the Real Academia Española who claim that gender-inclusive Spanish is unnecessary and corrosive to the purity of the language. Ironically, most current definitions of linguistic gender lend credence to their claims. I will discuss the linguistics of gender-inclusive language, including the challenges I face in arguing the validity of gender-inclusive language in my field, and I’ll describe the results of a paragraph task I conducted this past winter with twenty Spanish speakers who helped me demonstrate the capacity of a (highly!) gendered language to become inclusive.
The presentation will be followed by a 15-to-20-minute Q&A.
This lecture will take place via Zoom on April 23 at 2 pm PST. Please see the invitation and the passcode below! We hope to see you all there.
    *Please note that we will begin at 2 o’clock, not Berkeley time.
Topic: S&P Lecture Series: “How to Make a Gendered Language Inclusive”
Time: Apr 23, 2021 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Join Zoom Meetinghttps://berkeley.zoom.us/j/95252786447?pwd=MTRhcWE3WlhCRTNsSVJ5bDJUaldFZz09
Meeting ID: 952 5278 6447
Passcode: inclusive