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The Morphosyntax of Gender

Ruth Kramer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199679935
eISBN:
9780191760129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679935.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Phi features are crucial for syntax and morphology, and number and person have been the focus of a significant amount of theoretical research. However, gender has received less attention, with the ... More


The Amharic gender system and previous approaches to gender

Ruth Kramer

in The Morphosyntax of Gender

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199679935
eISBN:
9780191760129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679935.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter provides a thorough description of the gender system of Amharic (Ethiosemitic), and then shows how it is difficult to account for in previous approaches to the morphology and syntax of ... More


A n analysis of gender

Ruth Kramer

in The Morphosyntax of Gender

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199679935
eISBN:
9780191760129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679935.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter develops a morphosyntactic analysis of the Amharic gender system. The main planks of the analysis are that gender features are located on n, and that natural gender is an interpretable ... More


Pragmatic indexicals

Kasia M. Jaszczolt

in Expressing the Self: Cultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198786658
eISBN:
9780191828966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786658.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

In this chapter Kasia M. Jaszczolt offers a pragmatic, contextualist account of the meaning of devices used for first-person reference that makes use of the post-Gricean idea of top-down modification ... More


A novel kind of gender syncretism

Ruth Kramer

in Gender and Noun Classification

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198828105
eISBN:
9780191866777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828105.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Cross-linguistically, gender is often syncretic in the plural, that is, plural forms typically do not make gender distinctions. However, Chapter 8 focuses on a little-studied type of syncretism where ... More


Round women and long men: physical properties in Linguistic Gender

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in How Gender Shapes the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723752
eISBN:
9780191791093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723752.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

The physical features of a referent—their shape, and size—may play a role in the choice of the Linguistic Gender, and correlate with features of their Natural and Social Genders. Recurrent ... More


Manly women and womanly men: the effects of gender reversal

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in How Gender Shapes the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723752
eISBN:
9780191791093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723752.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter explores the options of using the opposite Linguistic Gender in a variety of languages. Changes in Linguistic Gender assignment to humans may reflect role reversals in traditional ... More


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