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Language development and change: gender-fair language in Poland

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Dr. Małgorzata Szajbel-Keck


Małgorzata Szajbel-Keck researches current changes in the Polish language as compared to Slavic and other European languages, both from a formal descriptive as well as a sociolinguistic and pragmatic perspective. She is especially interested in the use of gender neutral and gender inclusive language (or the lack thereof). In the past decades, every language with gender distinction in grammar has been dealing with the issue of equal treatment of different genders. Poland has joined this discussion at a late stage, and there have been taken no serious top-down actions so far to achieve gender-fairness. The fact remains, however, that modern societies have been changing towards more inclusion, even if it meant more effort, and Poland is no different in this matter. In many areas of everyday communication, changes can be observed.


Czy nadal szukamy recepcjonistek i specjalistów? O stylu (nie)neutralnym płciowo w ofertach pracy. Dialog z tradycją 9: Językowe świadectwa przemian społeczno-kulturowych, 335-352. Kraków: Collegium Columbinum, DOI: 10.24917/9788376241630.23

Wartość języka potocznego w literaturze dziecięcej: bliskość czytelnikowi a wzorzec językowy (studium przypadku). In: Iwona Benenowska, Elżbieta Laskowska & Beata Morzyńska-Wrzosek (Hrsg.), Aksjologiczne aspekty komunikacji: Materiały z Forum Etyki Słowa, 279–295. Bydgoszcz: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Kazimierza Wielkiego.