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The development of gender as a grammatical category

Janet Duke

The development of gender as a grammatical category

five case studies from the Germanic languages

by Janet Duke

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Published by Winter in Heidelberg .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Germanic languages -- Gender,
  • Germanic languages -- Inflection,
  • Germanic languages -- Grammar, Historical

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJanet Duke.
    SeriesGermanistische Bibliothek -- Bd. 33
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPD211 .D85 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 282 p. :
    Number of Pages282
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23730682M
    ISBN 109783825355425
    LC Control Number2009466344

    grammatical gender Modern English is largely an ungendered language. Whereas other languages might have masculine and feminine forms for nouns depending on the verbs, articles, or adjectives they are used with, English nouns by and large remain neutral. However, a personal pronoun can be inflected for gender to correspond to the gender of the person. Grammar, rules of a language governing the sounds, words, sentences, and other elements, as well as their combination and interpretation. The word grammar also denotes the study of these abstract features or a book presenting these rules. In a restricted sense, the term refers only to the study of.

    Books shelved as gender-studies: Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity by Judith Butler, We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi. Grammatical genders synonyms, Grammatical genders pronunciation, Grammatical genders translation, English dictionary definition of Grammatical genders. Modern English is largely an ungendered language.

    About the Book. This book is written with the view to examine and ascertain whether the Vedas really contain any consideration on mathematics in the real sense. The study is purpo. In 3 experiments, we investigated the effect of grammatical gender on object categorization. Participants were asked to judge whether 2 objects, whose names did or did not share grammatical gender.


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The development of gender as a grammatical category by Janet Duke Download PDF EPUB FB2

Gender in Old English. Old English had a system of grammatical gender similar to that of modern German, with three genders: masculine, feminine, neuter.

Determiners and attributive adjectives showed gender inflection in agreement with the noun they modified. Also the nouns themselves followed different declension patterns depending on their gender.

Moreover, the third-person personal pronouns. In linguistics, grammatical gender is a specific form of noun class system in which the division of noun classes forms an agreement system with another aspect of the language, such as adjectives, articles, pronouns, or verbs.

This system is used in approximately one quarter of the world's these languages, most or all nouns inherently carry one value of the grammatical category. Language acquisition is a human endeavor par excellence. As children, all human beings learn to understand and speak at least one language: their mother tongue.

It is a process that seems to take place without any obvious effort. Second language learning, particularly among adults, causes more difficulty. The purpose of this series is to compile a collection of high-quality monographs on. The approach to gender sketched in Sect. 1 is based on Zaliznjak's () notion of ‘agreement class.’ Two nouns are in the same agreement class only if they take the same agreements under all conditions, that is if we control for other grammatical categories such as case and number.

3 Defining grammatical gender. Grammatical or linguistic gender is a syntactic property of the noun. The term gender itself creates a misperception that this grammatical category reflects a connection between male and female human beings.

It is, however, simply a classification, an inherent feature of the noun (Corbettp.1). The category of gender differs from the other grammatical cate- gories in one additional respect, namely, that it does not occur in every language, and it is highly unlikely that it was once common to all languages but was discarded in the development of by: Bornstein, a trans woman who finds gender deeply problematic, sums up this resistance nicely in her book title, Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us1.

It is commonly argued that biological differences between males and females determine gender by causing enduring differences in capabilities and dispositions. The many facets of grammatical gender remain one of the most fruitful areas of linguistic research, and pose fascinating questions about the origins and development of complexity in language.

The present work is a two-volume collection of 13 chapters on the topic of grammatical gender seen through the prism of linguistic complexity. The contributions discuss what counts as complex and/or. A grammatical category is a class of units (such as noun and verb) or features (such as number and case) that share a common set of characteristics.

They are the building blocks of language, allowing us to communicate with one another. and b) uses the grammar of pronouns as an instrumental variable to assess the causal e ect of cultural values on institutional outcomes.1 2 Data on Gender in Language Corbett argues that gender \is the most puzzling of the grammatical categories" (Corbett ).

For example the word ƿīf - "woman" is actually of the neuter (grammatical) gender, not the feminine (natural gender). In Old English, nouns were inflected (they changed how they were written and spoken) to add little bits of extra information to communicate their function within the sentence and the number of the noun (whether singular or.

There are languages with non-sex-based gender systems, but gender in Indo-European languages quite obviously has a lot to do with human sex/gender: masculine nouns are in the same grammatical category as male humans, and feminine nouns are in the same grammatical category.

Grammatical gender definition, gender based on arbitrary assignment, without regard to the referent of a noun, as in French le livre (masculine), “the book,” and.

The Third Gender Studies in the Origin and History of Germanic Grammatical Gender by Frederick W Schwink, 1. Edition, From what I recall of reading part of this book, Germanic languages aren't consistent (as noted above, they don't have the same number of genders anyway), but there are patterns.

(Something about words going from neuter. Development of gender as a grammatical category. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Janet Duke.

Some languages have different forms of nouns that change the way the the sound takes articles and objects. This is known as grammatical gender, and the nouns are usually referred to as masculine, feminine, or sometimes neuter as well.

The problem. Hindi poses a challenge to the learners when it comes to the grammatical gender of non-living things as unlike English, Hindi has grammatical gender for them as well.

Moreover, there are no articles before nouns which can provide you a hint unlike in some languages i.e. der, die and das in German language.

The identification of grammatical gender of noun for non-living things must be. This is relevant, because a natural gender seems to be the sole reason to even think about a grammatical gender, or traces thereof, for a word.

But then it seems to entail something like a partial grammatical category that only some nouns have. It is not inflectional. It is not a remnant of previously existing grammatical gender in English.

Gender is the range of characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between, masculinity and ing on the context, these characteristics may include biological sex (i.e., the state of being male, female, or an intersex variation), sex-based social structures (i.e., gender roles), or gender identity.

Most cultures use a gender binary, having two genders (boys/men and girls. Greco-Roman grammatical theory was adopted by European philologists of the Renaissance and Enlightenment by way of the Late Latin grammars (M.

Lomonosov produced the first Russian grammar in ; the first Church Slavonic grammars appeared in and ), so that both the concepts and the categories of Latin grammar were transferred to. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.Swahili and many other languages have a gender system in which the relationship between the logical category of an object and its grammatical gender is specified to a much greater degree.

Gender classes in such languages may include animate beings, inanimate objects, plants, animals, tools, and objects of a particular shape.The Functional Motivation of Linguistic Change: a Study in the Development of the Grammatical Category of Gender in the late Old English Period.

English Studies 4: 97– Jones, Charles b.