Date of Award
Croft Institute for International Studies
María García Otero
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.
Goulet, Gabrielle, "Para Todes: ¿Sí o No? The Use of Inclusive-Language Alternatives in the Spanish Language in Montevideo, Uruguay" (2023). Honors Theses. 2909.
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