An analysis of sexist language in interpersonal relations—A study on linguistic communication in higher education

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Victoria del Rocio Gomez Carrillo
Esther Mena Rodriguez
Miguel Angel Fernandez Jimenez

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This project aims to analyse the perceptions of university students about the use of language, as its correct use constitutes an important element for the development of gender equality. We question the idea that in university teaching, language is free of sexism and claim that this sexism is more evident in some branches of knowledge than in others. To this end, we will analyse the degree of importance attributed to language across different branches of knowledge and the identification of sexist expressions in daily use. The methodology used is based on a survey and interview. Different groups belonging to different degree courses of the academic communities of the Universities of Malaga and Seville participated in the research. Following this analysis, we reflect on the language use prevailing in the university environment since it constitutes a central space of action for its educational and socializing mission.


Keywords: Sexist language, discrimination, students, university, communication and education.

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Carrillo, V., Rodriguez, E., & Jimenez, M. (2019). An analysis of sexist language in interpersonal relations—A study on linguistic communication in higher education. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(1), 108-116. https://doi.org/10.18844/prosoc.v6i1.4161
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