ASK A LINGUIST ABOUT… PRONOUNS!

What is a pronoun?

How do we follow ‘the rules’ in formal writing when we want to be conscious about gender pronouns?

Can sharing your pronouns put pressure on those who don’t wish to disclose theirs?

What do you do if pronouns are not offered?

Is “guys” gender-specific or has it evolved to gender-neutral?

What should I do in languages like French or Spanish, where all the nouns are gendered?

It’s hard for me to use ‘they’ for a single, specific person. What are the linguistic reasons for this?

Can cis people try out different pronouns?

When might using ‘they’ be harmful or misgendering?

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