Pronouns and Gender in Spanish
This presentation is directed at a broad audience of university staff, faculty, and students, to discuss current changes in the Spanish language to be more inclusive. Since Spanish has grammatical gender, unlike English, which pronouns or word endings for adjectives and nouns to use has become a topic of debate. With this presentation, we hope to encourage the audience to consider how to best use gender in Spanish, and to reflect on how different languages and cultures may respond to current discussions of inclusivity. It is important to consider these discussions from a non-US-centric point of view. We will also connect this conversation with the term Latinx, which most of the audience may be familiar with, to reflect on its origins, its uses, and the different reactions it may generate. Since languages constantly change and adapt to the way people live and use them, this is an going discussion that we want to open up to audience members during the presentation and the Q&A.
Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Osborne, PhD. Assistant Professor of Spanish, Worcester State University
Wednesday, March 31 at 2:30pm to 4:00pmVirtual Event