Nature: Groups concerned with protecting their culture as reflected in its language may attempt to prevent use of terms which become widely known from some foreign language. Artificial attempts are made to generate new words and exclude or even prohibit use of borrowed foreign words or their derivatives. This could lead to isolation and technological backwardness. It also could severely limit communication with persons or groups outside the speaker's (or writer's) culture.
Claim: The doctrine that any reforms aimed at excising demeaning terminology and usage should be resisted in order to preserve the integrity of what is hypocritically called the mother tongue, whereas in fact the concern with male-dominated language.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET