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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The rule "A, DuE/TBEE/TBEA/TBSA/TBSE" asserts that a noun (A) cannot be followed by any of the morphemes in DuE category (Grammatical Category, Verb), TBEE (derivational suffixes which derive verbs from verbs), TBEA (derivational suffixes which derive nouns from verbs), TBSA (derivational suffixes which derive noun from adjectives) or TBSE (derivational suffixes which derive adjectives from verbs).
The results revealed significant ERP effects in the 300 to 450 ms time range for both grammatical category and meaning, with nouns and sensory words being more negative at posterior sites.
That is, linguistic aspects related to communicative breakdowns (SI), (SU), the correct expression of the grammatical category number in nouns or verbs (GNN) and (GVN), as well as the incorrect expression of the grammatical category number in adjectives (GADJN).
Urdu nouns accounts for the largest proportion of borrowings than any other grammatical category. The reason for frequent noun switch is that they are free of syntactic restrictions (Romaine, 1995).
Instances of adjectival collocation and verbal complementation like (2.a) and (2.b) respectively illustrate lexical category distribution; determiners, as in (2.c), and agreement, as in (2.d), respectively, illustrate grammatical category distribution:
The term "identifiability" in this article denotes a pragmatic concept, and the term "definiteness" denotes a grammatical category featuring formal distinction whose core function is to mark a nominal expression as identifiable or nonidentifiable.
Active verbs like "jumping," "running," and "sitting" should be experienced first-hand by students so they have a complete understanding of this grammatical category. Adding fragrances to class activities and centers through candles, scent strips, and potpourri pots will increase multisensory learning.
Here, as in his similarly magisterial work on Gender (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991), Corbett overcomes all three problems by treating a single grammatical category in formidably impressive detail, drawing on over 250 languages.
Analysis 2 demonstrated that iconic gestures were associated with words of lower transitional probability than words not associated with gesture, even when grammatical category was controlled.
The dual as a grammatical category left clear traces in the pronominal system of Old English.(4) It is therefore thinkable that dual forms may also be expected in the nominal system.
Each entry contains a head-word or;-phrase; an identification label as to its part of speech or grammatical category; a meaning equivalent in terms of an English paraphrase as well as collocational restrictions if applicable; and French equivalent words or phrases that are also furnished with grammatical labels and paraphrases.