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Gender and Noun Classification

Éric Mathieu, Myriam Dali, and Gita Zareikar


This volume explores the many ways in which natural languages categorize nouns into genders or classes. A noun may belong to a given class because of its logical or symbolic similarity with other nouns, because it shares a similar morphological form with other nouns, or simply through an arbitrary convention. The aim of this book is to establish which functional or lexical categories are responsible for this type of classification, especially along the nominal syntactic spine. The book’s contributors draw on data from a wide range of languages, including Amharic, French, Gitksan, Haro, Lithuan ... More

Keywords: gender, classification, agreement, classifiers, noun phrase, classes, nominals, nominal syntactic spine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198828105
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198828105.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Éric Mathieu, editor
Full Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Ottawa

Myriam Dali, editor
PhD student, Department of Linguistics, University of Ottawa

Gita Zareikar, editor
PhD student, Deparment of Linguistics, University of Ottawa

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