meaning of 'point median'?

MaryC1Kwiziq community member

meaning of 'point median'?

hello, could you please explain the reference to  point median in the l'écriture inclusive text? I'm sure it should be obvious but I'm not getting it! Merci.

Asked 3 years ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Mary, if you want to read more about it in English, the linked article covers it pretty well I think. “Le point médian” itself is a typographical ‘point’, that sits in the midline position of text, distinct from a period, or full stop. 

Basically, it is one of the ways that have been suggested to modify the French language for inclusivity as the dictation is addressing. Controversial, as any change to language usually is !

https://theconversation.com/inclusivity-putting-french-language-in-mortal-danger-claims-lacademie-francaise-87408

 

meaning of 'point median'?

hello, could you please explain the reference to  point median in the l'écriture inclusive text? I'm sure it should be obvious but I'm not getting it! Merci.

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