El uso de un lenguaje inclusivo y respetuoso (también con las normas gramaticales) en la publicación científica

  1. Ana Belén Salamanca Castro
NURE investigación: Revista Científica de enfermería

ISSN: 1697-218X

Year of publication: 2022

Issue: 121

Type: Article

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Without a doubt, language is a powerful instrument for social communication and it allows the acquisition of knowledge and the development of new ways of thinking. Language is part of the culture and, therefore, of the knowledge and attitudes pass down from generation to generation. It is not surprising, then, that awareness campaigns towards gender equity also concern about language, promoting a non-sexist and inclusive language as one more step towards a more egalitarian society. Nevertheless, sometimes that eagerness for promoting a non-sexist use of language contravene gramatical rules and editors must face some dilemmas: do we show our respect, compromise and awareness towards gender equity adopting that stile of redaction or should we attend to the gramatical rules?, do we promote the expression of gender awareness despite this kind of redaction hinder the comprehension of the text and it obstruct its reading? And, considering that one of the rules for scientific literature is that it must be clear and simple, without language ornamentation, we wonder: is it this kind of redaction according to the scientific articles writing guidelines?, should scientific journals encourage the correct expression or this kind of redactions have a place?