Stephen Turton's scientific contributions

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Article
‘Deadnaming’ is the act of referring to trans people by the names assigned to them in infancy in cases where they have rejected those names. In this paper, Judith Butler’s (1997) theorising of injurious speech is united with Mary Bucholtz and Kira Hall’s (2005) tactics of intersubjective identity formation to conceptualise deadnaming as a speech ac...

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... Asking a trans person for a 'preferred' pronoun is suggesting that trans identities are less valid or less authentic than cis identities, or that being trans is a choice or preference rather than an inherent characteristic (Sevelius et al., 2020), where just asking what pronouns a person uses avoids this. Similarly, unless there is a requirement to know whether a person has a different legal name, asking this may be seen as an unwelcome and unnecessary intrusion, by which trans identities are invalidated (Turton, 2021). ...