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L'antisexisme linguistique dans les brochures libertaires : pratiques d'écriture et métadiscours

Julie Abbou 1
1 Langues, Usages, Cognition, Apprentissage
LPL - Laboratoire Parole et Langage
Abstract : Transgressions of gender appear, in French language, in anarchist pamphlets, turning masculine and feminine upside down and leading the way to the emergence of a new generic class, beyond the generic masculine. The relationship between the general/particular opposition and gender shows that gender has grammatical, semantic and social features. However, it is also necessary to focus on the way gender is constructed in discourse, as a space where power is articulated. Acting on power relations by using language thus places this action in a rhetorical realm. It is precisely this rhetorical approach which allows us to highlight the arguments for such a subversive changes and to understand how irregularities could turn into ideological strategies, happening in a complex relationship with the norm. These processes form a type of self-managed, non-prescriptive micro-level language planning. Such an upheaval emerges at the crossroads between feminism and anarchism - a feminism which sees discourse as a site of struggle, and a non-programmatic anarchism, for which the brochures have long been a privileged medium. Nevertheless, this is not yet enough to have a complete view of this subversive language practice. The discourse of those who employ such a linguistic disturbance is also needed in order to understand in which political landscapes it occurs. At the semantic junction between politics, gender and language, networks emerge, combining heterogeneity and shared premises. The bases of these premises are a rejection of institutions, and a political reading of gender, which assumes a refusal of essentialism. Together, these premises postulate that linguistic perturbation is an emancipating process.
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Julie Abbou. L'antisexisme linguistique dans les brochures libertaires : pratiques d'écriture et métadiscours. Linguistique. Université de Provence - Aix-Marseille I, 2011. Français. ⟨tel-00643802⟩

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