Dyslexics and Othering: An anti-definitional approach to Lexism

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Lexism (the Othering of dyslexics) currently lacks a clear definition. In this conceptual paper, I argue that Lexism does not require any such definition, indeed definitions generally can be unhelpful. To understand Lexism I provide examples of how we might use the concept in a series of hypothetical cases. Exemplars avoid the need for definitions; which for a soft category, such as Lexism, would be too constraining. I conclude by drawing on the work of Paulo Freire; as a theoretical lens to enhance further how we might understand Lexism, and dyslexia.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Special Education
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 4 Jan 2022


  • Lexism
  • Dyslexics


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