People-first language

Read about people-first language and come to class on Thursday prepared to discuss it.

The Language Used to Describe Individuals With Disabilities

People-first language

After carefully reading the above two links, read this one, The Face of the Other . Think about the idea of being in the “marked” or “unmarked” category and what that might have to do with the above. (I’m guessing everyone knows at least a bit about manga, if not you can read about it here and at many other links you’ll find with by searching).

One Response to “People-first language”

  1. jackie ivery says:

    People-First Language is an awesome way to let people with disabilities know that the general community sees them as people first. I really don’t understand why some people would find this language offensive. There is no reason for people to be described only by their impairment.