grammatical category


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Noun1.grammatical category - (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
grammatical case, case - nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence
form class, part of speech, word class - one of the traditional categories of words intended to reflect their functions in a grammatical context
number - the grammatical category for the forms of nouns and pronouns and verbs that are used depending on the number of entities involved (singular or dual or plural); "in English the subject and the verb must agree in number"
person - a grammatical category used in the classification of pronouns, possessive determiners, and verb forms according to whether they indicate the speaker, the addressee, or a third party; "stop talking about yourself in the third person"
gender, grammatical gender - a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness
tense - a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
participant role, semantic role - (linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause
category, class, family - a collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of detergents"
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The contributions in this issue are diverse in their topics, which lends itself to creating an international forum in order to articulate many avenues of research into language and gender: in the tradition of feminist criticism of language, it discusses the necessity for women to be included in language and the so--called gender differences in language use between men and women; within the framework of the Zagreb school of terminology, insight is provided into gender--marked idiomatic expressions and how the notions of 'masculinity' and 'femininity' are shaped in these expressions; furthermore, the traditional approach to gender as a grammatical category still prevails and brings forth its respective semantic and social dimensions.
Farrugia investigates how the grammatical category of gender functions in Maltese, and how native speakers of Maltese classify nouns by assigning to them one of two genders: masculine or feminine.
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The objectives of the current paper are: 1) to define the pronoun as a grammatical category and means of impersonal presentation in the English language, 2) to determine the most frequently used classes of pronouns as means of impersonal presentation in English quality press, 3) to identify the reasons for the use of this impersonalization strategy in the quality press, and 4) to compare the frequency of use of the pronouns as means of impersonal presentation.
Thus, some studies suggest that the semantic information of action words seems to be represented at the premotor and the primary motor cortex (e.g., Hauk & Pulvermuller, 2004) irrespective of their grammatical category. For instance, Oliveri et al.
In the languages which have the grammatical category of gender, personified images are stenciled basically along the lines suggested by the grammatical gender of the nouns that denote those objects and notions that undergo personification.
Likewise, Bickel & Nichols calculate the number of grammatical (inflectional) categories per word, defined as "any grammatical category whose presence or shape is (at least in part) a regular response to the grammatical environment" (Bickel & Nichols 2013a).
In the last two decades, evidentiality as a semantic and grammatical category has shown an increase in attention from researchers (Bybee 1985; Evidentiality 1986; Willett 1988; Aikhenvald 2004).
However, the core intuition of Ross does not necessarily argue in favour of this approach: it could be, also, that each property corresponds to a formal feature and features combine in different ways inside heads or configurations that collectively define a grammatical category.
Arakaki examines the marks of evidence that control the source of speaker identification, then analyzes Luchuan grammar the direct evidence of verb morphology, the inferential and assumed evidence, the reportive evidence as a contribution to the study of evidentiality in Luchuan, and the typological and theoretical study of evidentiality as a grammatical category. This is a significant contribution to Luchanian studies.
Token Frequency and grammatical category of words in isolation in Catalan child-directed speech.
Hence results of the grammatical category help the researcher to sustain her claim that G-1 was much sensitive towards the acquisition of the language specific rule as the grammatical constructions were designed with no sub agency and the ECP violation.