language links, ling-anth links

Language links 6/26: language names and gender-neutral titles

Every Monday, I share some of what I’ve been reading in the past week.

Names matter. And names of languages matter, too. Oh, and read the comments, for a change: there’s a great discussion between two scholars.

Merriam-Webster on the gender-neutral honorific Mx.

When you’re conducting survey research, question wording matters. A non-exhaustive list:

Related: a thoughtful explanation of how surveys work, and what “attitudes” really are.


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