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word class

n
(Linguistics) linguistics a form class in which the members are words. See part of speech
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word′ class`


n.
a group of words all of which are members of the same form class or part of speech.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.word class - one of the traditional categories of words intended to reflect their functions in a grammatical context
grammatical category, syntactic category - (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties
major form class - any of the major parts of speech of traditional grammar
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They cover the Tayap language and its speakers; phonology and orthography; word classes; noun phrases: structure, modifiers, case markings, and possession; basic verb morphology; the formation of realis and irrealis verbs; mood; complex predicates; simple and complex sentences; Tayap texts; and a Tayap-English-Tok Pisin dictionary.
Even though the choice of target words was motivated by either exclusively semantic criteria (Text 1 in PS1) or by meaning-form connections (Text 2 in PS1, and Texts 1 and 2 in PS2), I attempted to select content words from three main word classes, namely, nouns, adjectives, and verbs.
A POS tagger assigns a tag to each token which is consigned as word classes of noun verb adjective and adverb because all the four word classes is the basic and important structure in Malay sentences.
She discusses the language and its speakers, phonology, word formation, word classes and phrase types, noun phrases, the verb complex, independent basic clauses, complex clauses, and the nominalization of verbs with the -ghu nominalizing morpheme.
Although the author (most, I would infer) enjoys enhancing children's creativity, he also has suggestions for interesting and engaging ways of developing their understanding of the more mundane (for some) background knowledge, like word classes, prefixes, etc.
Then there are unexplained abbreviations: As already stated, word classes are assumed to be radial categories structured accordingly.
In Chapter Three, "Word classes," thirteen word classes in Kadorih are defined on the basis of morphological/syntactic distributions and of distinctions between word, affix, clitic, and base.
Among words, open word classes (nouns, adjectives, adverbs etc.) are more easily borrowed than closed word classes (pronouns, pre- and post-positions, conjunctions etc.).
"Major word classes" are primary syntactic categories.
Part One consists of five units designed to develop skills in identifying, understanding, and using multi-meaning words, word classes, word families and word parts, collocations, and word grammar.