We live in times that are unstable without a doubt. A new train viral has taken hold of Social Networks, one that is more delicate and deep than many others. This is what we have called “inclusive Language”, which is an initiative to suppress the female and male generic in the Spanish language with the intention of promoting equality.
It also changes words generically masculine as “parents” for terms with x, allegedly neutral, to use “mothers”.
— Elisa Alemánن (@Elisaleman) August 8, 2018
It all started as a question viral on Social Networks, but as much of the mass phenomena in Social Media, the discussion has already reached the media, experts in the field and up to the Royal Academy of Language (RAE), in addition to activists for gender equality.
Of course, the memes and tweets from those caustic Twitter users have not been left behind and have also done their work.
When you read a publication with inclusive language: pic.twitter.com/MA3Q22KIKO
— Chemical Rick (@RickYMortyMX) August 1, 2018
I take offense that it is “inclusive language” and not “language, including”.
— The Boyfriend of America (@fran_hevia) August 5, 2018
The only inclusive language that must be learned… pic.twitter.com/bkPUP6FSIN
— Delfi Cañadas (@delfi_canadas) August 8, 2018
1. If you don’t like the inclusive language don’t use it
2. If somebody comes and wants you to call him as ”you” or “elle” what you got to do pic.twitter.com/228OQv2hlH
— sintacc (@luchotooo) August 7, 2018
The matter is that the inclusive language begins to take heights unimagined. The matter already discussed in terms of academia and social science in Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and basically all the Spanish speaking countries.
According to a report in the Spanish newspaper el País, RAE addressed from a debate on whether to include language inclusive in the constitution of Spain; now other report show that the institution is divided on the desirability of adding this trend officially as part of the language.
Although specifically has said that it is not part of the “morphology” of the language to use the “e” or “x” to neutralize the generic male and female. So in reality, at least up to now, it is a grammatical error.
#RAEconsultas is Not expected that the morphology of Spanish includes the letter “e” as a mark of gender-inclusive, and among other things because the linguistic change, grammatical level, there occurs never for the decision or imposition of any collective of speakers.
— RAE (@RAEinforma) June 15, 2018
#RAEconsultas The use of the @ or the letters “e” and “x” as alleged marks of gender-inclusive is unrelated to the morphology of the Spanish language, in addition to unnecessary, as the male grammar already fulfils such a role as a term is not marked opposition of gender.
— RAE (@RAEinforma) June 15, 2018
At the level of the social, the phenomenon begins to be taken up by movements in several countries. It also means adopt it, though still timidly, to report on these movements.
— 24 Hours (@24HorasTVN) June 14, 2018
The portal mexican specialized in literature Letters Free what is called “a danger and a possibility” to speak of this dual character, which has as a promoter of gender equality on one side of the coin, but as an agent that disrupts the integrity of the language, on the other.
Perhaps the inclusive language can be seen as a set of strategies for temporary and experimental inside of the tongue to cause transformations in their categories, organization, grammar, suffixes. https://t.co/QDgeYoVhjR
— Letters-Free (@Letras_Libres) August 8, 2018
What is certain is that the issue of inclusive language is another example of the importance of Social Networks as promoters of the movement, which many times starts out as a click and a joke, and gets to the point of a discussion that can transform officially our reality.
Do you, dear friends, what they think of inclusive language? Don’t forget to leave your comments.
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