Book reviewPerson Reference and Gender in Translation: A Contrastive Investigation of English and German Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 1997. xiv + 301 pp. ISBN 3-8233-4937-6 DM 96,-/ÖS 701,-/SFr 86,- (Language in Performance, 14). .
Reviewed by Luise von Flotow
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This book sets out to investigate an interesting topic: the effect that English “nonsexist” language in contemporary non-fiction prose has had on the German translations of such texts. In other words, do the German translations of English “gender-neutral” texts produce innovative “gender-neutral” use of German?