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What's your pronoun? : beyond he and she

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"The story of how we got from he and she to zie and hir and singular they. Like trigger warnings and gender-neutral bathrooms, pronouns are suddenly sparking debate, prompting new policies in schools, workplaces, even prisons, about what pronouns to use. Colleges ask students to declare their pronouns; corporate conferences print name tags with space for people to add their pronouns; email signatures sport pronouns along with names and titles. Far more than a byproduct of campus politics or culture wars, gender-neutral pronouns are in fact nothing new. Renowned linguist Dennis Baron puts them in historical context, demonstrating that Shakespeare used singular they; that women evoked the generic use of he to assert the right to vote (while those opposed to women's rights invoked the same word to assert that he did not include she), and that self-appointed language experts have been coining new gender pronouns, not just hir and zie but hundreds more, like thon, ip, and em, for centuries. Based on Baron's own empirical research, What's Your Pronoun? tells the untold story of gender-neutral and nonbinary pronouns"--

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Geneva Public Library 425.55 BAR (Text)
Second Floor New Books
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06/30/2020
Red Jacket Community Library 425.55 BAR (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
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 : Donated by Lisa Schaertl In Honor of My Darling Clara
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua 425.55 BAR (Text)
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1001 . ‡aBaron, Dennis E. ‡eauthor
24510. ‡aWhat's your pronoun? : ‡bbeyond he and she / ‡cDennis Baron.
2463 . ‡aWhat is your pronoun? : ‡bbeyond he and she
2463 . ‡aWhat's your pronoun? : ‡bbeyond he & she
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bLiveright Publishing Corporation, ‡c[2020]
264 4. ‡c©2020
300 . ‡a283 pages : ‡billustrations ; ‡c22 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references (pages [249]-271) and index.
5050 . ‡aAcknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. The missing word -- 2. The politics of he -- 3. The words that failed -- 4. Queering the pronoun -- 5. The missing word is they -- A chronology of gender-neutral and nonbinary pronouns.
520 . ‡a"The story of how we got from he and she to zie and hir and singular they. Like trigger warnings and gender-neutral bathrooms, pronouns are suddenly sparking debate, prompting new policies in schools, workplaces, even prisons, about what pronouns to use. Colleges ask students to declare their pronouns; corporate conferences print name tags with space for people to add their pronouns; email signatures sport pronouns along with names and titles. Far more than a byproduct of campus politics or culture wars, gender-neutral pronouns are in fact nothing new. Renowned linguist Dennis Baron puts them in historical context, demonstrating that Shakespeare used singular they; that women evoked the generic use of he to assert the right to vote (while those opposed to women's rights invoked the same word to assert that he did not include she), and that self-appointed language experts have been coining new gender pronouns, not just hir and zie but hundreds more, like thon, ip, and em, for centuries. Based on Baron's own empirical research, What's Your Pronoun? tells the untold story of gender-neutral and nonbinary pronouns"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
650 0. ‡aEnglish language ‡xPronoun.
650 0. ‡aGrammar, Comparative and general ‡xPronoun.
650 0. ‡aEnglish language ‡xGender.
650 0. ‡aGender-nonconforming people ‡xLanguage.
650 0. ‡aLinguistic change.
650 0. ‡aAnthropological linguistics.
655 7. ‡aInformational works. ‡2lcgft
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