🎉 Enhorabuena to this week’s Author Spotlight, Will Hoadley-Brill! Will’s article explores and challenges the position of the Royal Spanish Academy (Real Academia Española, RAE) in regards to the use of inclusive language, especially highlighting language forms which prohibit the existence of non-binary forms. The author presents tangible cases of this linguistic conservatism in the Spanish-speaking world and offers ideas of potential benefits of an inclusive Spanish-speaking community. Will closes with a call to users of the Spanish language to consider a world without the influence of an oppressive and exclusive institution. Great work on a very timely, thoughtful, and well-written article!
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Will is a graduate from The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development and is currently a pre-service secondary Spanish educator based in the greater Los Angeles area. Will’s response article in SPR Volume 8 is their first academic publication. Will has professional and research interests surrounding queer inclusion through critical pedagogy in the language classroom and world language education for heritage language learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Will looks forward to learning through teaching experience and pursuing their research passions. Connect with Will on LinkedIn!