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Zrinka Breglec   ORCID icon ; Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Zagreb, Hrvatska

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APA 6th Edition
Breglec, Z. (2015). Rod, spol i žena u hrvatskome jeziku. Jat, 1 (2), 204-219. Retrieved from
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Breglec, Zrinka. "Rod, spol i žena u hrvatskome jeziku." Jat, vol. 1, no. 2, 2015, pp. 204-219. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Breglec, Zrinka. "Rod, spol i žena u hrvatskome jeziku." Jat 1, no. 2 (2015): 204-219.
Breglec, Z. (2015). 'Rod, spol i žena u hrvatskome jeziku', Jat, 1(2), pp. 204-219. Available at: (Accessed 28 October 2021)
Breglec Z. Rod, spol i žena u hrvatskome jeziku. Jat [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2021 October 28];1(2):204-219. Available from:
Z. Breglec, "Rod, spol i žena u hrvatskome jeziku", Jat, vol.1, no. 2, pp. 204-219, 2015. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 28 October 2021]

This work is a short depiction of the representation of a woman in the Croatian language. In the first part, we determine the linguistic level on which sexism and/ or discrimination based on sexual and gender affiliation can even be discussed. The boundaries between the levels on which discrimination can be discussed are clearly defined. They cannot be discussed on the grammatical level because language is an enclosed system that functions according to specific rules, and nominal gender is a grammatical category that is reflected on words adjoined to nouns. However, language can be discriminatory and sexist on the level of the lexis, fixed phrases and collocations, or more precisely, on the level of their usage. That topic is problematized in the second part, where examples from the lexical inventory of the Croatian language are listed, examples of fixed phrases, collocations and finally, a review of the lexicographical practice that does not need to, but can be indicative of the understanding of females in the real social context.

language; gender; sex; grammar; lexis; sexism; discrimination

Hrčak ID: 138594



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