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Roman Scholars on Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex

Anthony Corbeill

in Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163222
eISBN:
9781400852468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163222.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers how the Romans imagined that the earliest Latin speakers employed grammatical gender. From as early as Varro, scholars and grammarians occupied themselves with cataloguing the ... More


Poetic Play with Sex and Gender

Anthony Corbeill

in Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163222
eISBN:
9781400852468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163222.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines selected instances of grammatical gender-bending that occur in extant poetic texts, for most of which instances scholars both ancient and modern have largely chosen not to offer ... More


Roman Poets on Grammatical Gender

Anthony Corbeill

in Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163222
eISBN:
9781400852468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163222.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines eight different explanations that scholars have put forward since antiquity for the literary phenomenon of the non-standard gender. More specifically, it investigates why some ... More


Introduction: Latin Grammatical Gender Is Not Arbitrary

Anthony Corbeill

in Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163222
eISBN:
9781400852468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163222.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book presents some evidence from ancient Rome to dispute the notion that the grammatical gender of inanimate objects is a convenient linguistic convention, having no correspondence with any sort ... More


Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Anthony Corbeill

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163222
eISBN:
9781400852468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163222.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

From the moment a child in ancient Rome began to speak Latin, the surrounding world became populated with objects possessing grammatical gender—masculine eyes (oculi), feminine trees (arbores), ... More


Androgynous Gods in Archaic Rome

Anthony Corbeill

in Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163222
eISBN:
9781400852468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163222.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the role of grammatical gender in daily religious experience by focusing on androgynous gods in ancient Rome. It shows that the grammatical gender of a god's name matches the ... More


A typology of languages with genderlects and grammatical gender

Françoise Rose

in Non-Canonical Gender Systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198795438
eISBN:
9780191836732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795438.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the interaction of genderlects with grammatical gender within a Canonical Typology approach. Systems in which indexical gender interacts with grammatical gender are ... More


The Figure of Exchange: Gender Exchange in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 20 and Jonson’s Epicene

Jenny C. Mann

in Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare's England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449659
eISBN:
9780801464102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449659.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines how English texts shape characters and plots according to disorderly figures by focusing on William Shakespeare's Sonnet 20 and Ben Jonson's Epicene. More specifically, it ... More


“Elsewhere” in Gender Resolution

Stephen Wechsler

in The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262083799
eISBN:
9780262274890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083799.003.0024
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

Languages commonly handle coordination of unlike conjuncts via one of two strategies: “Resolution” or “partial agreement.” This chapter examines gender resolution and considers the recognition of a ... More


Morphosyntax

Sandra Clarke and Andrew Erskine

in Newfoundland and Labrador English

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626168
eISBN:
9780748671519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626168.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Vernacular Newfoundland English displays many grammatical features that do not occur in contemporary standard English. Most have been inherited from the regional speech of southwest England and ... More


The double life of gender and its structural consequences: A case study from Standard Italian

Ivona Kučerová

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/9780198828105.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Chapter 6 investigates variation in the domain of gender in Italian. The Standard Italian nominal system morphologically marks two distinct genders, three distinct nominal classes (idiosyncratic ... More


The settling of a language

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in From Whorf to Montague: Explorations in the Theory of Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682195
eISBN:
9780191764929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682195.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter discusses the fact that natural languages are pieces of social reality. Due to settling, forms of behaviour become ‘standard’ in any given community. The notion of social reality is ... More


North Ambrym possessive classifiers from the perspective of canonical gender

Michael Franjieh

in Non-Canonical Gender Systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198795438
eISBN:
9780191836732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795438.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Linguists draw both typological (Dixon 1986) and morphosyntactic (Grinevald 2000) distinctions between classifiers and gender systems. However, these two systems show many functional similarities ... More


Nouns: Enmyn

in Practical Manx

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846311314
eISBN:
9781781380680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315596.003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Manx has proper nouns, common nouns and the verbnoun. Common nouns include: abstract nouns, collective nouns, actor-nouns and compound nouns. Manx nouns are either feminine or masculine, singular or ... More


Adjectival Anglicisms in the Plural

Valérie Saugera

in Remade in France: Anglicisms in the Lexicon and Morphology of French

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190625542
eISBN:
9780190625573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625542.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

When adjectives of English origin are pluralized in French, they follow one of three patterns: they receive inflection, they reject inflection, or they occur in both inflected and uninflected forms. ... More


Learning Paradigmatic Structure

Vsevolod Kapatsinski

in Changing Minds Changing Tools: From Learning Theory to Language Acquisition to Language Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037860
eISBN:
9780262346313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037860.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews research on the acquisition of paradigmatic structure (including research on canonical antonyms, morphological paradigms, associative inference, grammatical gender and noun ... More


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