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  • Gender Neutral Pronoun

    Sweden’s Gender-Neutral Pronoun “Hen” Females are steadily approaching males in equality, with clear-cut illustrations in Scandinavian countries such as Norway and Finland. These countries have the least gender gap in the world, which is a result of continuous modernization to the countries’ infrastructure (Global Gender Gap Report 2013). Sweden’s new gender neutral pronoun “hen,” is added to the National Encyclopedia to allow the country to continue progressively moving towards a gender-neutral society. This word eliminates some of the preliminary obstacles in language such as the automatic distinction of one’s gender and promotes gender equity by abolishing society’s stereotypes between males and females. Sweden is similar to English in…

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  • Examples Of Sexism And Racist Language

    The supervisor would say “Each staff must check that he/she turns in his/her absence request form two week before the day of absence”. Here “She/he, his/her, and he/she are awkward and diminish readability. One way to avoid this is to use neutral expressions in place of the possessive form.” ("Language Matters: The Importance of Sensitivity in Writing – Part 1 | Edanz Editing", 2016). Therefore, the supervisor should have said “All staff should turn in the absence request form two weeks in…

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  • Cyra Mcfadden's In Defense Of People And Language

    In Defense of People and Language: A critical analysis essay Gender equality is a very hot topic these days as women demand equal rights in the workplace and are even running for President. This fight for equality can even be seen in the way we speak and write. Cyra McFadden, the author of “In Defense of Gender”, writes about how the English language is increasingly becoming gender neutral in an attempt to be sexually unbiased toward women. However, the overuse of gender neutral terms is…

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  • In Defense Of Gender Equality

    Gender equality is a very hot topic these days as women demand equal rights in the workplace and are even running for President. This fight for equality is even in the way people speak and write. The English language is increasingly becoming gender neutral in an attempt to be sexually unbiased toward women. However, the overuse of gender neutral terms is quite comical. To write or speak an already complicated language in a consistent and unbiased way is, if not impossible, futile. Neither…

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  • Henry And Mdge And The Starry Night Analysis

    Scholastic Inc., 1998. Print. Curriculum Area: Language Arts Student Age: 7-9 year olds Group Size: 25-30 Students Measureable Objective: • Students should be able to ask and answer question about key details found in the test. (CCSS L.1.1) • Students should be able to recall information about character, places, and events found in Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night (CCSS L.1.4) • Student should demonstrate proper English grammar and when writing or speaking. (CCSS L.1.1) • Student should be…

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  • Brutus Caesar Funeral Speech Analysis

    Words can be very manipulative and persuasive, if used right, they can be used to get people to feel different emotions and make people do things. But also, they can be used to make people do things that they might not have ever done without hearing that speaker say what they said to them. Rhetorical and literary devices are included when people are trying to persuade and manipulate people to more effectively change peoples minds. In certain situations, this can lead to really bad endings and…

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  • Importance Of Essperanto In English Language

    nations who do not have a common mother tongue and it is the most widely spoken constructed language in the world. Comparing Esperanto to English, we can see the similarities or differences between the alphabets, vowels, pronouns and word order. Esperanto is invented because it brings tolerance and respect for people of diverse nations and cultures. About 70% of Esperanto vocabulary comes from Romance languages, about 20% from Germanic languages and English and some part from Slavic languages.…

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  • American Standard English Language Essay

    as a third person epicene pronoun, also coined a gender neutral, gender-fair, or common-gender pronoun (Adami 281, Baranoski 379). Generic he has persisted since the 1850 Act of Parliament that declared it so, but is he truly generic (Zuber and Reed 519)? The use of he is sexist, excluding females and people who do not fall neatly within the male-female gender binary (Strahan 17). English also lacks a third person pronoun for instances when a person’s gender is unknown. To combat this void,…

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  • Langston Hughes Theme For English B Essay

    metaphors for example, in section one, which is lines six through twenty-six, the speaker gives a metaphor about himself and Harlem. The speaker feels as if he and Harlem are one person. At the end of each section there is a conclusion. The speaker states the true inner thoughts about the topic in the section. For example, in section two, the speaker says that even though there is “Harlem”in him there is also “ American” in him and that can not be changed, so it is a truth. The structure of…

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  • Syntactic Rules Analysis

    They learn which sentence structures are acceptable in certain situations, and they also learn which sentences are ungrammatical syntactically even though they are comprehensible semantically. Nevertheless, it is important for language speakers to understand that many syntactic rules exist with a motivation. In English, certain syntactic rules function to ease our understanding of sentences with complex constituents by moving them to the end of the sentence. In this paper, I will investigate the…

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