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UNC speaks in inclusive language

The student proposed it and the National University of Córdoba approved it. The use of inclusive language is already part
How we talk
El uso de lenguaje inclusivo
03 November, 2019

It was the Cordovan student who presented the project, and the managers did not resist. Inclusive language is already allowed in theses, academic works and in the administrative field of the University. The Honourable High Council approved projects promoting and recommending the use of inclusive non-discriminatory language. Many institutions had already suggested it, but nowhere was it adopted unanimously. Until now, the use of inclusive language was approved in the Faculties of Social Sciences (UBA), Psychology (UNR), Humanities and Social Sciences of the National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco. The case of UNC is very particular, as this measure challenges both schools and university faculties. While this generates controversy within each establishment, discussions on inclusive language were generated in institutions that had never been recognized before. Each establishment can choose which suggestions to take, the important thing is that language recommendations are a fact.

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The students presented the project for the University to replace “a” or “o” with “e”. However, this did not happen. The Dean of the Faculty of Languages stated that “in no way did the High Council approve the use of the “e”, “x” or “@” for academic and administrative texts, but we make a series of suggestions for all those who wish to avoid, as far as possible, the use of the universal male. It is not necessary to use signs that are outside the system to be more inclusive, there are many possibilities that our language offers us so that we start thinking about key of inclusion”.

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In fact, what stands out about this project is that a handbook of recommendations for the use of inclusive language was produced. This is the UNC Style Manual Separata. This document was developed by the Faculty of Languages, the Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano and the Secretariat of Institutional Management as a whole. The paper proposes practical recommendations and suggests some uses for the use of inclusive language. The Separata considers use of language that is neither sexist nor discriminatory.

And you, What do you think of an academy with more language awareness? Do you think the solution is La Separata and its suggestions?

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