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Francine Wattman Frank
“Just as the development of computer science has necessitated an expanded technical vocabulary, so too do social changes require transformations in traditional language usage.”
“Few would suggest that sexual or racial inequality exists because of language use. Nor would many argue that banishing sexist and racist labeling would in itself result in a just society. At the same time, it is clear that language not only reflects social structures but, more important, sometimes serves to perpetuate existing differences in power; thus a serious concern with linguistic usage is fully warranted.”
Francine Wattman Frank, U.S. linguist, educator