British Pronoun Use, Prescription, and Processing

Publisher : Springer

ISBN-13 : 1137332735

Page : 192 pages

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This study considers the use of they and he for generic reference in post-2000 written British English. The analysis is framed by a consideration of language-internal factors, such as syntactic agreement, and language-external factors, which include traditional grammatical prescriptivism and the language reforms resulting from second-wave feminism.

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