Tag: language

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bijnaderinzien.com > Wouter Cohen
We moeten af van ‘hij’ en ‘zij’
1 feb. 2021 - Het Zweedse woordenboek kent sinds 2015 naast ‘han’ (hij) en ‘hon’ (zij) ook het genderneutrale ‘hen’ en in het Engels kun je ‘they’ gebruiken als neutrale variant van ‘he’ en ‘she’. Er is ook al langere tijd behoefte aan een genderneutraal persoonlijk voornaamwoord in het Nederlands. Een dergelijk voornaamwoord kunnen we dan gebruiken om naar mensen te verwijzen die zich niet thuis voelen bij ‘hij’ of ‘zij’.
 · gender · language

multimargins.ac.za > Helle Lykke Nielsen, Johan Järlehed and Tove Rosendal
Language, food and gentrification: signs of socioeconomic mobility in two Gothenburg neighbourhoods
8 nov. 2018 - This paper examines at how language and food intersect and interact in gentrification processes. As a capital-driven social process aiming at enhancing the socioeconomic value of urban space, gentrification implies mobility both in the sense that it attracts new people, businesses and capital to an area, and in the form of displacement of less affluent and prestigious people, businesses and semiotic resources from central to marginal urban spaces. The paper examines linguistic and visual traces of such mobilities in two neighbourhoods in Gothenburg, Sweden. Based on the observation that food and food practices are central for the production and reproduction of social distinction, the analysis centres on food related establishments and signs. In particular, it discusses the distinction-making function of prestigious languages, elite gastronomic registers, and gourmet food trucks, and how these depend on the marginalization of low status languages, popular gastronomic registers and cheap generic food carts. People’s interaction with these resources contributes to the reconfiguration of social and urban space.
 · food · gastronomic-registers · gentrification · language · sweden

dailynous.com > Amanda Askell, Annette Zimmermann, C. Thi Nguyen, Carlos Montemayor, David Chalmers, GPT-3, Henry Shevlin, Justin Khoo, Regina Rini and Shannon Vallor
Philosophers On GPT-3 (updated with replies by GPT-3)
30 jul. 2020 - Nine philosophers explore the various issues and questions raised by the newly released language model, GPT-3, in this edition of Philosophers On.
 · algorithmic-art · algorithmic-bias · art · artificial-intelligence · chat-bots · consciousness · disinformation · freedom-of-speech · gpt-3 · justice · language · philosophy · plagiarism · racist-technology