In traditional grammar, a noun is seen as a person, place, or thing. A more rigorous description is that a noun is any word that can function as a subject, a direct object or an object of a preposition. Nouns are typically inflected for number, gender, case, and countability.
- An Coitcheann Page on nouns: http://wikademy.wikispaces.com/Nouns
- Crystal, David (1999) The Penguin Dictionary of Language. London: Penguin.
- Matthews, P. H. (1997) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.