Definitions for part of speech
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part of speech, form class, word class(noun)
one of the traditional categories of words intended to reflect their functions in a grammatical context
part of speech(Noun)
A linguistic category of words sharing syntactic or morphological behaviour and semantic properties, such as noun or verb.
Part of speech
In grammar, a part of speech is a linguistic category of words, which is generally defined by the syntactic or morphological behaviour of the lexical item in question. Common linguistic categories include noun and verb, among others. There are open word classes, which constantly acquire new members, and closed word classes, which acquire new members infrequently if at all. Almost all languages have the lexical categories noun and verb, but beyond these there are significant variations in different languages. For example, Japanese has as many as three classes of adjectives where English has one; Chinese, Korean and Japanese have nominal classifiers whereas European languages do not; many languages do not have a distinction between adjectives and adverbs, adjectives and verbs or adjectives and nouns, etc. This variation in the number of categories and their identifying properties entails that analysis be done for each individual language. Nevertheless the labels for each category are assigned on the basis of universal criteria.
Translations for part of speech
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- һүҙ төркөмөBashkir
- slovní druhCzech
- parte de oración, categoría gramatical, parte de la oración, parte del hablaSpanish
- classe lexicale, partie du discoursFrench
- חלק דיבורHebrew
- խոսքի մասArmenian
- parte del discorsoItalian
- pars ōrātiōnisLatin
- zinsdeel, woordsoortDutch
- część mowyPolish
- classe gramaticalPortuguese
- parte de vorbireRomanian
- часть речиRussian
- besedna vrstaSlovene
- pjesë e ligjëratësAlbanian
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