Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Sentence

Sentence

A sentence is a grammatical unit that is composed of one or more clauses.

The meaning of the term sentence may be expanded to include elliptical material and nonproductive items.

Examples:
  • After lunch. (in reply to When do you start?)
  • Yes.
  • Hello.

I am reading a book.

Page/s: 456–457
Source: Pike and Pike 1982

Pike, Kenneth L., and Evelyn G. Pike. 1982.Grammatical analysis. Dallas, TX: Summer Institute of Linguistics.

Page/s: 194
Source: Pei and Gaynor 1954

Pei, Mario A., and Frank Gaynor. 1954.A dictionary of linguistics. New York: Philosophical Library.

Page/s: 1072
Source: Mish 1991

Mish, Frederick (editor). 1991.Webster's ninth new collegiate dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster. 1,564 pages. 0877795088; indexed 0877795096; deluxe 087779510X.

Page/s: 206
Source: Hartmann and Stork 1972

Hartmann, R.R.K., and F.C. Stork. 1972.Dictionary of language and linguistics. London: Applied Science.

Page/s: 319–320
Source: Crystal 1980

Crystal, David. 1980.A first dictionary of linguistics and phonetics. Boulder, CO: Westview.

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