Posts tagged "pronouns"

someone talk to me about English third-person pronouns (◕‿◕✿)

diana hornoiu is blowing my mind and also my analysis out of the water, damn

I’m planning for a Women’s and Gender Studies course final project. Do y’all have any scholarly articles on third-person (semantically) singular pronouns that:

  • make reference to trans* and especially non-binary people
  • examine gender-neutral or non-binary uses of 3sg pronouns, or, to a lesser degree,
  • reference non-standard 3sg pronouns (e.g. ze)?

If I could find something that looks at pronoun usage in the trans* community from a linguistic standpoint that’d be fantastic, but anything scholarly from any discipline looking at third-person (semantically) singular pronouns other than he or she or acknowledging referents that are neither male nor female would be fantastic.

the nominative zero relative pronoun isn’t gone

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but I just wondered something:

Is there any language known where instead of differentiating pronouns by gender, there are different categories for the order in which the corresponding nouns are mentioned?  Like one third-person pronoun that basically means “the former” and another that means “the latter”?

It would make sentences like “he viewed him” so much easier to avoid without excessive name-usage.

ASL, and I believe other sign languages, assign antecedents to locations in the physical space the conversation occupies.

I use he or zey ('they' forms with a Z) pronouns. Don't show me pictures with creepy faces in them.

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