Functional Category (definition)

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Functional Categories are parts of speech that provide inflectional or grammatical information for phrases and clauses. Examples include determiners (articles), auxiliary verbs, prepositions, [[Complementizer (definition)|complementizers), Negative markers and aspect markers

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  • Carnie, A. (2013) Syntax: A Generative Introduction. 3rd Edition. Wiley Blackwell.
  • Crystal, David. (1997) A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.