Inclusive Language

Inclusive Language

In this introductory course on inclusive language, learners will explore language in the context of changing social expectations around inclusion and identity. They will learn about inclusive language, privilege, intersectionality and linguistic theories about the relation between language and meaning. They will learn about inclusive language around gender, family, ability and settler state dynamics. They will also be given information about gender expression and identity and options for vocabulary, pronouns, preferred names and inclusive approaches. Register now.


Learning Goals

  • Learners will learn about changing social expectations around inclusion and identity
  • Learners will learn about inclusive language, privilege, intersectionality and how language and meaning are connected
  • Learners will be able to better identify opportunities for growth and learning
  • Learners will learn about gender, family, ability and non-colonial inclusive language
  • Learners will learn vocabulary, including pronouns, for gender neutral language, gender identity and expression
  • Learners will be better able to support clients in an inclusive way, through language and greater awareness of privilege, identity and inclusion.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of taking this course and applying the material, learners will be prepared to :

  • Define inclusive language
  • Give examples of changing social expectations around inclusion and identity
  • Give examples of gender, family, ability and non-colonial inclusive language
  • Define privilege
  • Define intersectionality
  • Explain how language and meaning are connected
  • Understand people-first language and give examples
  • Understand gender inclusive language and give examples
  • Identify phrases around gender expression and identity and options for honorifics, titles, pronouns, as well as identify concepts and vocabulary such as misgendering and deadnaming.

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