Sprachwandel durch feministische Sprachkritik: Geschlechtergerechter Sprachgebrauch an den Berliner Universitäten

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Hanna Acke
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication year: 2019
Journal: Lili: Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik
Journal acronym: LiLi
Volume number: 49
Issue number: 2
Start page: 303
End page: 320
eISSN: 2365-953X


This contribution analyses whether gender equality in language use in
German is on the way to be established as a norm in certain contexts.
The university context is chosen for an exemplary study. At the
universities analysed in the article, forms, which contribute to
a representation of women in language or avoid a representation of men
only, can be considered the norm: These forms are used as well as
stipulated in recommendations. Forms, which have been suggested to
include persons who do not see themselves as women or men, are mostly
absent and are not recommended either. Universities thereby position
themselves in society as supporters of the equality of women and men.
However, they do not question a binary conception of gender.


feminist linguistics, gender-inclusive language, language change, language norms, queer linguistics, Sprachkritik


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