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Wales, Kathleen. 1984. Problems of pronoun concord, or: No one's sexist, are they? UEA (University of East Anglia) Papers in Linguistics 20 : 28–45.
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On the problem of 'pronoun-concord' in modern English usage, and its treatment in grammar books. W. recommends that grammarians in the 1980s should be less conservative, and show more sensitivity in their descriptions to pragmatic motivation, syntactic context, situational variation, and social pressure.