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Idéologies linguistiques actuelles. Le cas de l’écriture inclusive
Current Linguistic Ideologies. The Case of Inclusive Writing

Author(s): Simina Mastacan
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Alma Mater
Keywords: ideology; discourse; feminisation; inclusive writing; representations

Summary/Abstract: Resuming and replacing, from a semantic point of view, the phrase that Paul Eluard made famous in the poem ”Liberty” (1942), published in "Woman, I write your name ..." is presented as a guide that wants to give readers - readers a "helping hand in feminizing the names of professions, titles, degrees and functions". Its appearance in 1999 is followed in 2017 by the Inclusive Writing Handbook, whose subtitle gives up poetic licenses in order to intercept, in an increasingly explicit way, the receiver: "help to improve equality between women and men through the manner of your writing. "This desire to make women visible through written text (and not only) is accompanied by institutional effort, contributing, especially in the last few decades, to the recognition of an objective the relevance of which is often raised by the media. Thus, we can reflect on the ideological and discursive spheres that animate the debate and which seem to try, once again, the power of adapting a language and the locals and locators / speakers and its speakers to the new social realities

  • Issue Year: 38/2017
  • Issue No: 38
  • Page Range: 91-100
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: French