Word Mechanics

  1. Masculine Pronouns

    There was a recent thread here on the use of the masculine gender pronoun when referencing a person of unknown gender. I saw an entry today on this very issue on The Passive Voice blog ( [URL]http://www.thepassivevoice.com/[/URL] ) and thought some of you might be interested. The blog references a paper by someone from the Yale University Department of Cognitive Science entitled The Extinction of Masculine Generics. Below is the URL for that paper....
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