Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-10-2023

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis


Croft Institute for International Studies

First Advisor

María García Otero

Second Advisor

Enrique Cotelo

Third Advisor

Ian Gowan

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This thesis investigates the attitudes towards the possible implementation of gender-neutral language, through the use of the -e, on official documents and schools in Montevideo, Uruguay, and how the attitudes of Spanish speakers in Uruguay align with the country’s history of inclusivity. In this context, Uruguay is considered an inclusive country because there is evidence of legal changes that promote gender equality, thus creating an gender-inclusive environment. This thesis utilizes a mixed-methods approach which includes both qualitative and quantitative research. The findings show that many people will use inclusive language when asked of them. They also believe that this usage is something that people should be allowed to use freely. However, most respondents were against the use of inclusive language through the use of the -e on official government documents and the teaching of the -e in schools.

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