ACPHS is committed to promoting and practicing diversity, equity and inclusion. The language we use matters. According to the Linguistic Society of America, "Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities"
The latest handbook for MLA include guidance on using inclusive language when discussing race,ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation,abilty,age and economic/ social status.
See pp. 89-93 in the MLA Handbook. Some of the best practices are listed below:
Check out the sources below that provide information on using gender inclusive language and appropriate language related to race, ethnicity, disability, age, religion, social status.
There is a lack of standardization on citing transgender authors who may have multiple names attached to their scholarship. Transgender authors are not comfortable being referred to by their old names in citations — a practice often referred to as “deadnaming” It is best to ask colleagues what they prefer.