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Volume 22, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0172-8865
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9730
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Abstract

This paper explores changes in the use of generic pronouns in Australian English. We examine a database of public non-scripted speech to establish to what extent generic pronouns promoted through non-sexist language reform have become part of public speech. The results show that the use of masculine generic he has decreased substantially mainly in favour of singular they. The pronoun he or she does not appear to have been adopted widely by people speaking in a public context.
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2001-01-01
2019-10-17
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