Base Knowledge

What happen to certain pronouns, based on gender of the noun?
They change
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What are marked nouns?
These are nouns that take different forms, based on the subjects gender.
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How is politically correctness trying to change marked words?
They want to remove the sexist marked words and replace them with generic terms.
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What is the meaning of semantic degradation?
Where the male and female forms of a word are not equal, due to the negative connotations of one.
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Explain the meaning of a generic term.
A term used in preference to gender specific ones, or coined where one does not already exist.
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What is meant by "Male-As-Norm"?
In many cases the norm, or standard is male, and the female term is still the subordinate one.
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Give an example of a generic term that has been replaced by the male form
Manager
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Why might gender be ingrained in our language?
English came from Anglo-Saxon which had a case system and three genders (masculine, feminine and neuter).
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Why is it so hard to separate sexism from language?
Some words, now commonly used, started off as sexist terms before they become widely used.
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What are marked nouns?

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These are nouns that take different forms, based on the subjects gender.

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How is politically correctness trying to change marked words?

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What is the meaning of semantic degradation?

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Explain the meaning of a generic term.

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