Grammatical Category


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Grammatical Category

 

(1) A class of mutually exclusive grammatical meanings opposed to each other according to some common feature; for example, the meanings “singular” and “plural” form the grammatical category of “number.” A paradigm (or series of paradigms) corresponds to each grammatical category.

(2) The term “grammatical category” is sometimes used to designate lexical-grammatical word classes (for example, in Russian the grammatical category “verb” has the grammatical categories of voice, aspect, mood, tense, person, number, and gender).

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Bybee herself points out that a given grammatical category may be more semantically relevant to some lexical items than to others (1985a: 93).
These two sources of evidence indicate that leew conforms to the prototypical parameters of the cross-linguistic grammatical category of perfect or anterior.
That's why it is difficult to agree with Maslov, arguing that we can speak of aspect as a grammatical category only after the development of secondary Imperfective forms by means of suffixes.
As a grammatical category, pronouns do not possess a concrete lexical meaning, but have a generalized meaning and are deictic words, which, according to Kobrina et al.
However, this term additionally indicates that some uses of 'one' and 'some/ certain' are consistent with the uses of the indefinite articles in languages that have fully developed this grammatical category.
In this article, I briefly describe the nature of evidentiality as a grammatical category in Finno-Ugric languages.
b) The boundaries between any two categories will be fuzzy: determining to which grammatical category a constituent belongs will be defined by the accumulation of properties X, Y, Z .
The purpose of this analysis was to test whether the words-in-isolation strategy would equally favor all words from all grammatical categories, or whether, on the contrary, most words found in isolation belonged just to a specific grammatical category such as noun or verb.
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.
The dictionary section (166 pages) contains 115 double-column pages of Gathang headwords followed by an English translation (referred to as a 'definition' in the introduction), grammatical category information, illustrative sentences, cross-references (both to the grammar and to synonyms and variant forms in the dictionary), data from neighbouring languages, and all source data in its original form.
In the case of demonstratives, the grammatical category number was the main cause of error, since the demonstrative was used in the singular when the head of the noun phrase was in the plural.