Elisa Franziska Merkel's research while affiliated with University of Padova and other places

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In many languages, masculine forms (e.g., German Lehrer, ‘teachers, masc.’) have traditionally been used to refer to both women and men, although feminine forms are available, too. Feminine-masculine word pairs (e.g., German Lehrerinnen und Lehrer, ‘teachers, fem. and teachers, masc.’) are recommended as gender-fair alternatives. A large body of em...


... Feminine personal nouns in Slavic languages have recently become the focus of attention of linguists from various perspectives: word formation models [7], [10], [21], [29], [50], semantic and pragmatic features [13], [20], [24], gender-fair language [38], [39], political correctness [29], [49], language policy [25], and others. The social perception of these lexical items has been studied by psychologists [11]. In the field of lexicography, dictionaries of feminine terms in Polish [22] and Russian [34] have been published, and a number of studied are devoted to different lexicographic traditions for codifying these lexical items [16], [17], [21], [23]. ...