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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.


(Language Log quibbles with the linguistic error involved, of course:
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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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(Language Log quibbles with the linguistic error involved, of course:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=21302
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