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More and More Colleges Offering Pronoun Choice
« on: September 20, 2015, 03:49:47 pm »
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During the registration process at Harvard University, students are now allowed to indicate which pronouns they use, with suggested gender-neutral options like "ze" or "they." Harvard isn't the first college to embrace gender-neutral pronouns, but it's among a wave of major institutions that are widening their policies and pronouns to acknowledge transgender students, as well as "genderqueer" students, who don't identify as male or female.


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I don't know anyone with any qualifications as a "grammarian" who is not aware of the long history of singular "they" usage, including in elite sources such as the King James bible and the novels of Jane Austen.
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Re: More and More Colleges Offering Pronoun Choice
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2015, 04:10:27 pm »
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http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=21302
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