Speaking About People of Non-Binary Sex/Gender in Croatian

Ana Mihaljević, Josip Mihaljević, Milica Mihaljević


The paper analyzes different language problems connected with speaking about people of non-binary sex/gender in Croatian. Research is based on corpus analysis. One of the authors compiled the Croatian Gender Corpus using the Sketch Engine corpus compiling software for this analysis. The authors analyze these issues connected with speaking about nonbinary people: using nouns of masculine, neutral, or feminine gender; using masculine, neutral, or feminine pronouns and verbal forms; ways of addressing a non-binary person, normative problems noticed in the Croatian Gender Corpus. Some issues are compared to the situation in other languages.



binary, Croatian Gender Corpus, gender, non-binary, sex, linguistics, anthropology

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