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The UMU publishes the second edition of the "Manual of good spelling practices" by Ramón Almela (02/12/2019)

The University of Murcia, through EDITUM, has published the second edition of the 'Manual of good spelling practices' by Ramón Almela, which includes two new subsections.

The first is entitled 'Soccer lexicon referring to women' and an updated adaptation of the usual football lexicon is proposed when women practice it.

In the words of Almela, "it is written and frequently spoken of women's football, but not of men's football," assuming that football is "in itself" male and that football practiced by women is an addition.

As the author explains, "it is not appropriate to give a gender last name to football because, whatever the sex of those who play it, the ways of playing it are the same; nor can you give a gender last name to the organizations that they direct: there is no Royal Spanish Federation of Women's Soccer nor is there a Royal Spanish Federation of Men's Soccer. "

The second new subsection, entitled 'Protocol treatments', focuses on the care, not only of the content, but also of the forms when we write.

"In private texts we treat each other in the way that we have in each case as usual, but in public texts it is convenient that we adhere to the regulated formulas," says the professor.

"In the generic words that are used and in the ideas that are uttered, it is necessary to keep the respect that every person deserves; but if we address or mention someone who occupies an institutional position in society, it is necessary to adopt the lexicon that the different regulations indicate. It is not a cult of the person, but an official respect for those who have a public responsibility, "he concludes.

Source: Universidad de Murcia

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