Attitudes towards gender-inclusive language. A multinational perspective
Gender-neutral and gender-inclusive language is currently being discussed in the public sphere, and views on the subject have increasingly been voiced by individuals as well as organisations. These include state institutions, private associations, subject specialists such as linguists, and private individuals / laypeople. Views of and attitudes towards gender-neutral language cover a broad spectrum between extreme ends, and even subject specialists hold conflicting views.
Some academic research on attitudes towards gender-neutral language has been conducted and published. However, a multinational/multilingual, comparative perspective is still missing. To address this shortcoming, this international conference will bring together researchers studying attitudes towards gender-neutral language in different languages and countries.
Some examples of questions to be addressed and discussed are: