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Features: Perspectives on a Key Notion in Linguistics

Anna Kibort and Greville G. Corbett


This book presents a critical overview of current work on linguistic features and establishes new bases for their use in the study and understanding of language. Features are fundamental components of linguistic description: they include gender (feminine, masculine, neuter); number (singular, plural, dual); person (1st, 2nd, 3rd); tense (present, past, future); and case (nominative, accusative, genitive, ergative). Despite their ubiquity and centrality in linguistic description, much remains to be discovered about them: there is, for example, no readily available inventory showing which featur ... More

Keywords: grammatical features, features and values, feature inventory, morphology, phonology, syntax, semantics, grammar formalisms, language engineering, logic

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199577743
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577743.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Kibort, editor
University of Cambridge
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Greville G. Corbett, editor
University of Surrey
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