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Grammatical Category

Grammatical Category

A grammatical category is a set of syntactic features that:

  • express meanings from the same conceptual domain
  • occur in contrast to each other
  • are typically expressed in the same fashion

The term ‘grammatical category’ has been used to cover a wide variety of things, including what traditional grammars call "parts of speech."

(English)

  • A set of verb affixes that express aspect
  • A set of auxiliary verbs that express modality
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Source: Hopper, P. 1992

Hopper, Paul J. 1992. "Grammaticalization." In Bright 1992

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Source: Crystal 1985

Crystal, David. 1985.A dictionary of linguistics and phonetics. 2nd edition. New York: Basil Blackwell.

Page/s: 191
Source: Bybee 1985

Bybee, Joan L. 1985.Morphology: A study of the relation between meaning and form. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

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