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Клас и род

TitleКлас и род
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1984
AuthorsБояджиев, Ж
JournalСъпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics
Publication Languagebul

The great variety of languages finds expression in the specific ways of noun division according to certain criteria (animate/inanimate, nominal classes, grammatical gender, etc.). The paper first discusses some nominal systems typical of a number of African, Caucasian and Australian languages. The problem of grammatical gender as a classifying (and word-changing) category is discussed further on. The formation and development of this grammatical category is traced out in the Semitic and Indo-European languages. The basic criteria for assigning nouns to a particular grammatical gender are analysed. The paper presents a detailed study of the grammatical and lexical means of indicating natural sex in unrelated languages (through affixation, noun determiners, heteronymy).

Citation KeyБояджиев1984b
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