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Guidelines for Non-Discriminatory Language Use

Guidelines for Non-Discriminatory Language Use

Guidelines for non-discriminatory language use

37.1 Introduction

The analysis of guidelines for non-discriminatory language use requires an understanding of how language may function as a vehicle for the expression of bias and discrimination. Language is not simply a neutral tool for the transmission of referential meaning: as an instrument of ...

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