Paper Title

Non-binary Third Person Pronouns in Spanish

Location

Room 220, DiGiorgio Campus Center (DiGs)

Start Date

2-4-2016 2:00 PM

End Date

2-4-2016 3:15 PM

Keywords

gender neutral language, genderqueer, non binary pronouns, alternative pronouns, spanish

Abstract

This study aims to discover and evaluate the usage of gender neutral pronouns in Spanish in reference to individuals who identify outside of the gender binary. Although it is becoming more and more common to see alternative and non-normative personal pronoun use in and out of the United States in English, there is little material available describing this practice in Spanish. This study identifies gender neutral pronouns currently in use by Spanish speakers, as well as examine their origin, connotations and felicity. In addition to drawing data from non binary communities online, the investigation is supplemented by original research. Collected from a survey of speakers of Spanish in the United States who have experience with gender neutral pronoun usage in English, participants rated individual Spanish language non binary pronouns based on frequency of use and acceptability.

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Apr 2nd, 2:00 PM Apr 2nd, 3:15 PM

Non-binary Third Person Pronouns in Spanish

Room 220, DiGiorgio Campus Center (DiGs)

This study aims to discover and evaluate the usage of gender neutral pronouns in Spanish in reference to individuals who identify outside of the gender binary. Although it is becoming more and more common to see alternative and non-normative personal pronoun use in and out of the United States in English, there is little material available describing this practice in Spanish. This study identifies gender neutral pronouns currently in use by Spanish speakers, as well as examine their origin, connotations and felicity. In addition to drawing data from non binary communities online, the investigation is supplemented by original research. Collected from a survey of speakers of Spanish in the United States who have experience with gender neutral pronoun usage in English, participants rated individual Spanish language non binary pronouns based on frequency of use and acceptability.