|Author||Mercedes Bengoechea, María Rosa Cabellos|
|Title||Underlying principles of Gentyll English-Spanish non-sexist glossaries: A response to a need|
|Abstract||Our research team has elaborated a series of Spanish/English glossaries of specialized terms for man and woman in various subject fields which can be consulted online at http://gentyll.uah.es/glossaries.html. The glossaries aim to challenge traditional sexist practices in terminology and lexicography, and follow the recommendations for non-sexist usage issued by various institutions, agencies and scholars. It is a project still in progress which aims to be expanded into more subject fields and languages. |
The aim of this paper is twofold: on the one hand, to highlight the necessity of gender aware alternatives to existing terminology databases and dictionaries, and, on the other, to facilitate an understanding of the principles that we have adopted in our glossaries –principles consistent with our criticism to existing lexicographical and terminological resources.
|Keywords||sexist lexicography, feminist guidelines, non-sexist occupational titles, Spanish sexed terms, neutral English, gender-aware glossaries.|