Hen - a new Swedish personal pronoun. Linguistic planning and subject of controversy Maximize

Hen - a new Swedish personal pronoun. Linguistic planning and subject of controversy

(Karin Ridell)

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The sublject up for discussion was the new pronoun hen and its use. It was been inented to fill the gap of a useful gender neutral pronoun that can be used to refer to a person whose sex is unknown or irrelevant. But the reason for the heated debate was rather the use of the pronoun in schools.