Tag: linguistics

A girl wearing a mask sits in a classroom in Brequigny high school in Rennes, western France, on September 1, 2020. France’s Minister of National Education kiboshed the use of “woke” inclusive wording and the use of the French “midpoint” mechanic, fearing the language and its international reputation will otherwise be ruined.
France Bars Gender Inclusive ‘Midpoint’ Pronouns
The French government has banned the country’s educators from using gender-neutral language when teaching students, citing a fear of destroying the language and creating obstacles to people’s learning. Jean-Michel Blanquer, France’s Minister of National Education,...