How Languages Divide Gender: Pronouns, prejudice and possibilities
Join us for a live and online debate, for which we’ve assembled an expert panel of leading academics and practitioners to discuss the latest research on how languages and gender intersect to shape our world. During this lively and live discussion, Rosie Goldsmith, language champion, journalist and founder of the European Literature Network, will lead a discussion with fellow linguists to reveal:
- – How gender stereotyping in schools impacts subject-choice and society on the whole
- – How different languages are changing to accommodate gender neutrality and non-binary pronouns
- – How gendered languages impact the way we think, feel and shape our identities
- – Suggestions for teaching and teachers, policy, advocacy and more
Rosie will be joined by Sandra Takei and Donata Puntil from King’s College London, Sascha Stollhans of the Goethe-Institut in Nancy, France and Ártemis López of queerterpreter.com and the University of Vigo in Spain.
Powered by John Murray Learning, home of Teach Yourself and the Michel Thomas Method, and in association with Language Acts and Worldmaking and King’s College London.
Join the debate. Follow @tyopenroad and use the hashtag #LanguageDebates to follow the discussion around significant ways to transform our relationship with languages and with the world around us.