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British Pronoun Use, Prescription, and Processing: Linguistic and Social Influences Affecting 'They' and 'He'

Paterson, Laura L (2014). British Pronoun Use, Prescription, and Processing: Linguistic and Social Influences Affecting 'They' and 'He'. Palgrave Macmillan.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137332738
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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2014 Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1-137-33273-5, 978-1-137-33273-8
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics > English Language & Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 61793
Depositing User: ORO Import
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2019 11:50
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2019 08:23
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/61793
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