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Note: This workshop will be conducted in French only. Its description makes sense only from a French language perspective.

Presenters : Hélène de Nayves and Frédérick Gagné

Many documents today are still written using masculine word forms, whether or not they deal with subjects relating to women or men. How can we adopt new writing practices that avoid using masculine words as « generic » terms? Is it enough to just repeat each pronoun? Which gender-feminine words to use? Is it possible to « feminize » a text without making it word-heavy?

This seminar will familiarize participants with the general principles of “feminizing” a text and using gender-neutral language. It will offer diverse concrete solutions to enable writers and editors to use wording that is seen as more neutral and inclusive.

After a brief review of the history of feminization and gender-neutral language, the presenters will offer an overview of the policies adopted in several francophone regions, along with the recommendations made by the Quebec Office of the French Language (Office québécois de la langue française) about this subject. Using both theoretical explanations and practical exercises, participants will study the rules to feminize words and various formulations/expressions which are problematic, or for which usage varies. We will also explore the solutions offered by syntactic feminization and neutral formulation.

Hélène de Nayves has served as a terminology specialist for the Quebec Office of the French Language since 2011. She regularly updates and adds items to Le grand dictionnaire terminologique, a dictionary of specialized vocabulary, as well as the Banque de dépannage linguistique (linguistic troubleshooting bank), an online resource of articles about grammar, orthography, English borrowings, feminization, etc. She is jointly responsible for language feminization for the Office.

Frédérick Gagné has served as a linguist in the Quebec Office of the French Language since 2017. Using his background as a lexicographer, teacher and researcher in a university setting, he contributes to enriching the online linguistic troubleshooting bank. He deals principally with how to handle borrowings, linguistic history and feminization.

Level: all levels

 

 

 

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Date & Time: Feb 12, 2020 09:00 AM to
Feb 12, 2020 03:30 PM
[America/Montreal UTC -5]

 

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Location: Centre Saint-Pierre
Room 204 — Ronald-Asselin
Closest metro: Beaudry. Paid parking available on site.
1212, rue Panet
Montreal QC
Canada
H2L2Y7
 

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Registration Closes: Feb 09, 2020 11:00 PM

Event Coordinator:

Sylvie Collin
rqa-qac@editors.ca
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