Language as a tool for breaking the gender binary

Pride House, Thu 5 Aug 12:30 PM–1:15 PM

Language as a tool for breaking the gender binary

How are binary gender norms affected by language use? In this Academic Pride seminar, we’re exploring perceptions of inclusive language and how the new personal pronoun “hen” has influenced Swedish speakers’ understanding of gender.

Researchers from Stockholm University and Lund University show, based on current research, how small variations in language can have large effects on how people interpret others in terms of gender and how people are affected by the language used to describe gender. Focus lies on how to break the binary notion of gender, and what practical implications this may have.

The seminar will consist of two short presentations followed by discussion and questions. The presentations will be about the Swedish pronoun hen and non-binary categorizations of gender, and expressions of the gender binary in recruitment situations.

Date/time: Thu 5 Aug 12:30 PM–1:15 PM
Visas: Live
Location: Pride House (C5, Plan 2)
Clarion Hotel Stockholm, Ringvägen 98, 118 60 Stockholm
Metro station/bus stop: T-Skanstull
Price: Pride House: Dagbiljett 130 kr Köp biljett
Language: English
Type/category: Workshop/seminar
Organizer: Academic Pride
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