Publication details [#65925]

Burnett, Heather and Olivier Bonami. 2019. Linguistic prescription, ideological structure, and the actuation of linguistic changes: Grammatical gender in French parliamentary debates. Language in Society 48 (1) : 65–93.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Cambridge: Cambridge U.P.


This quantitative inquiry of the linguistic and social factors setting grammatical gender use regarding women, centering on variation in French parliamentiary debates, states that linguistic regulations are only successful if they rest on extant ideologies.