Accession Number:

ADA058435

Title:

Nonsexist Use of Language in Scientific and Technical Writing.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1978-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Linguistic sexism is being confronted with increasing awareness by those who recognize its political and social implications. There are viable alternative words and phrases that can be substituted for those that tend to misrepresent or stereotype either sex. This report points out where changes need to be initiated and offers reasonable substitute wording that does not become clumsy or ridiculous. Such usage is especially important in scientific and technical writing where objectivity, accuracy and attention to detail are critical. Besides the main body of the report, a reference list, a list of materials for further reading, and an appendix that deals with a genderist rating scheme for written or oral communication are included. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE