Cristina Babcsanyi, Anka Pascariu, Daniela Draghicescu, Alina Andreea Urlica, Iasmina Iosim


This paper discusses professional and occupational titles in the context of gender-sensitive language, comparing English and Romanian terminology from the perspective of possible constructive changes in two different cultural backgrounds. From the perspective of cognitive theory, language reflects perceptions while reinforcing biases and sterotypes within communities. At the same time, it has the potential to support societal change and constructive evolution if linguistic labellings are properly managed. However, it may not be a constructive solution to enforce formal change merely on a linguistic level, thus enhancing the increasing sensitivity toward issues such as gender sensitivity, ethnic origin, mental impairment. The analysis is aimed at contrastive Romanian and English linguistic units and finding alternative solutions to the management of more inclusive language use.


gender inclusive language; gender sensitive language; English; Romanian

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