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DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Issue number: 29, July-December 2019


Susana Guerrero Salazar Universidad de Málaga
Title The demands made to the RAE about sexism in the dictionary: The impact of media discourse Summary The press and social networks constitute the most recurrent platform for debate on the subject of “women and language”. The media discourse on this subject covers many aspects that have not yet been addressed in depth, including the discourse that is generated when the academic dictionary is taken as a point of reference. This article analyses sexism (or not) of some definitions in the dictionary through a press corpus obtained from the Hemeroteca Virtual de las Lenguas de España (HEVILE), which has allowed us, in the first place, to catalogue the words and definitions related to women which have been news in recent years and, therefore, the object of debate; secondly, to verify the beliefs and linguistic attitudes regarding the role of the Academy and its dictionary in society; and, finally, to decide what effects the debate generated (especially through social networks) on the latest changes carried out in some of these definitions. Keywords Academic dictionary, sexist meanings, press, social networks, ideology.


doi: https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n29a2


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