The Gendering of Language: A Comparison of Gender Equality in Countries with Gendered, Natural Gender, and Genderless Languages

@article{PrewittFreilino2012TheGO,
  title={The Gendering of Language: A Comparison of Gender Equality in Countries with Gendered, Natural Gender, and Genderless Languages},
  author={Jennifer L. Prewitt-Freilino and T Andrew Caswell and Emmi K. Laakso},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={2012},
  volume={66},
  pages={268-281}
}
Feminists have long argued that sexist language can have real world consequences for gender relations and the relative status of men and women, and recent research suggests that grammatical gender can shape how people interpret the world around them along gender lines (Boroditsky 2009). Although others have theorized about the connection between grammatical gender in language and societal gender equality (Stahlberg et al. 2007), the current work tests this link empirically by examining… 

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