Oxford Languages debates challenges of 'sexist' terms in dictionaries

Oxford Languages has addressed the alleged “sexism” in its dictionary definitions and discussed the challenges of recording discriminatory meanings of words versus censorship as well as current trends in language referring to women.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-09 07:01:33 UTC ]
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