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Grammatical Aspects of Gender Neutral Language

Student: Anastasiia Kravchenko

Supervisor: Sergey Ryabchun

Faculty: School of Foreign Languages

Educational Programme: Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 8

Year of Graduation: 2020

A significant number of studies exist on the issue of gender and language. It is a universal truth that language plays a crucial role in constructing the reality around us. We form perceptions of people and, most importantly, articulate them through language. Language helps us to express opinions, thoughts, culture and attitudes of the speakers towards other people. However, language has never been gender-neutral. It is accepted as that as long as language has existed, there has always been a distinction between genders. In modern world, it is essential to accept the fact that language contributes to forming gender stereotypes. The key aim of this research is to identify the role of gender-neutral language in modern sociolinguistics and analyze the main strategies of language transformation. The results of the research may contribute to establishing a possible correlation between gender-neutral language and gender equality and to revealing current trends in modern English.

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