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dc.contributor.advisorOland, Lynneen
dc.contributor.authorPrimeau, Casey Anne
dc.creatorPrimeau, Casey Anneen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-16T20:04:10Z
dc.date.available2016-06-16T20:04:10Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/613459
dc.description.abstractPerson-first language is often labeled as the gold-standard method for writing about and addressing people who have disabilities. The goal of person-first language is to put a person before their disability and emphasize other aspects of who a person is beyond their disability. This goal offers a more appropriate option in lieu of using some of the insensitive and offensive terminology that often has been used to describe individuals with disabilities. Though thought of as a neutral and respectful method of referencing individuals with disabilities, there are still many flaws and objections to its use. A different method, disability-first language, involves calling someone a “disabled person” rather than a “person with a disability.” This method of reference contends with person-first language as many people with disabilities feel that it reflects the fact that their impairment is part of who they are. Preference between person-first and disability-first language varies across disability groups. The debate remains whether people should opt to use person-first language or disability-first language. No preference has been documented yet amongst people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but interviews conducted in this study show that person-first language might be an appropriate option to use in general with this population.
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.titlePerson-First Language: Difficulties and Solutions with Putting People Firsten_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineSpecial Education and Rehabilitationen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-29T00:05:24Z
html.description.abstractPerson-first language is often labeled as the gold-standard method for writing about and addressing people who have disabilities. The goal of person-first language is to put a person before their disability and emphasize other aspects of who a person is beyond their disability. This goal offers a more appropriate option in lieu of using some of the insensitive and offensive terminology that often has been used to describe individuals with disabilities. Though thought of as a neutral and respectful method of referencing individuals with disabilities, there are still many flaws and objections to its use. A different method, disability-first language, involves calling someone a “disabled person” rather than a “person with a disability.” This method of reference contends with person-first language as many people with disabilities feel that it reflects the fact that their impairment is part of who they are. Preference between person-first and disability-first language varies across disability groups. The debate remains whether people should opt to use person-first language or disability-first language. No preference has been documented yet amongst people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but interviews conducted in this study show that person-first language might be an appropriate option to use in general with this population.


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