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She's a mensch and he's a bitch: neutralizing gender in the 90s

  • Rachelle Waksler


An account of how lexical items once confined to one gender have begun to be used for both in American English



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Blumenthal, Susan. 1994. Health Newsletter. In Elle, 10, pp. 148.
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McConnell-Ginet, Sally. 1988. ‘Language and Gender.’ In Frederick, J. Newmeyer (ed.) Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey. Vol. 4. Language: The Sociocultural Context, pp. 7599.
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O'Grady, William, Michael, Dobrovolsky, and Mark, Aronoff. 1993. Contemporary Linguistics. Second edition. New York: St. Martin's Press.
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English Today
  • ISSN: 0266-0784
  • EISSN: 1474-0567
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