Non sexist-translation and/in social change: gender issues in translation

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Following centuries of feminist struggle, centuries which have born witness to the close relationship between linguistic discrimination and social reality, there is a growing tendency in modern society to acknowledge the vital role played by language in overcoming gender discrimination. Political institutions are currently compensating by instituting the use of non-sexist language through legislative guidelines, and this makes an important contribution to social reform for equality between the sexes. Seeing that translation is so important for the creation of the collective identities on which modern global society depends, it is clear that non-sexist translation is crucial if there is to be non-sexist language. In this article I examine the potential of non-sexist translation in the struggle for gender equality from a both a theoretical and a practical viewpoint, and I end with a critical evaluation of non-sexist translation methods.

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Publication date2010
Publication titleCompromiso social y traducción/Interpretación translation/Interpreting and social activism
EditorsJulie Boéri, Carol Maier
Place of PublicationGranada (ES)
PublisherECOS
Pages106-120
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9788461317592
Original languageEnglish

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This document is licenced under the Attibution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Spain license available at http://creativecommons.org/licences/by-nc-nd/2.5/es/

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  • gender, feminisms, linguistic sexism, ideology, non-sexist translation

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