Abstract

This article presents the results of two studies which show that gender bias and stereotyping are widespread in the example sentences of syntax textbooks. Results from both studies indicate that little has changed over the past twenty-five years: virtually all of the authors favor male-gendered NPs as subjects and agents and regularly stereotype both genders. Throughout the paper we make reference to the LSA guidelines for nonsexist usage, pointing out the need for such guidelines, and highlighting the gaps in the current version.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1535-0665
Print ISSN
0097-8507
Pages
pp. 798-825
Launched on MUSE
2015-04-01
Open Access
No
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