Inclusive and Non-Binary Language. The Case of Spanish.

Current Debates and Strategies on Inclusive and Non-binary Language. The Case of Spanish. 


Javier García León, PhD.

 University of North Carolina at Charlotte

At our conference many of you requested a webinar about this topic and we have provided one. We hope you will join us.

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm EST (Please join the call at 10:45 am)

Via Zoom: The link will be sent out a few days before the webinar

Fees: CATI Members – Free, Non-CATI Members $25.00

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This webinar will present and review the current trends and debates on inclusive and non-binary language, with a focus on Spanish. From a critical sociolinguistics approach, the presentation will examine the different theoretical and linguistic approaches to this issue. The presentation will also provide some linguistic strategies to implement inclusive and non-binary language in English>Spanish translated or interpreting renderings, including the adoption of the e- in many discourses.

This webinar is open to translators, interpreters, and language instructors in all languages and specialties, although the examples and data presented during the webinar will be mainly in Spanish as this is the language of study.


Learning Objectives. At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the current approaches and critiques to inclusive and non-binary language in Spanish.
  2. Compare commonly used linguistic strategies in inclusive and non-binary language in Spanish.
  3. Identify additional resources for the implementation of inclusive and non-binary language in English-Spanish interpretation and translation assignments.

CEU’s: Approves for 1 CEU for ATA and NC AOC. Applied for CCHI, and IMIA



Javier García León (Ph.D. University of Ottawa) is an Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and currently serving as Associate Editor for the Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics. He teaches specialized courses on Spanish sociolinguistics. His primary research interests include critical discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, language policies, and LGBTQI media representation. His articles have appeared in Latin American Research Review, Language and Sexuality, Hispania, Boletín de Filología among other scholarly journals. His monograph explores the representation of transgender people in Colombian and Venezuelan press and cinema (2021).

This webinar will be recorded and offered to those who signed up for 30 days after the presentation.

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