Danish gender neutral/genderqueer chosen pronouns

Talk by Ehm Hjorth Miltersen, AU

2018.10.03 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Thu 25 Oct
Time 11:00 13:00
Location IMC Meeting Room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483-312

Abstract:

 

For several languages, including English and Danish, traditional grammatical accounts teaches that one pronoun is used to refer to female persons (English: she, Danish: hun) and another to male persons (English: he, Danish: han). However, this overlooks the non-inconsequential number of people who prefers to be referred to with other pronouns (=chosen pronouns) than the mentioned two. I refer to these pronouns as gender neutral or genderqueer pronouns. Based on a survey conducted in the Fall/Winter of 2017, I provide an overview of the occurrence of gender neutral/genderqueer chosen pronouns in Denmark.

 

References:

Miltersen, E. (2018). De, den, hen, and the rest. Journal of Language Works - Sprogvidenskabeligt Studentertidsskrift3(1), 31-42.https://tidsskrift.dk/lwo/article/view/107538

 

  

Speaker:

Ehm Hjorth Miltersen, student of linguistics and cognitive science/semiotics    

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