Part of Speech (definition)

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'Part of speech' (also syntactic category, lexical category, lexical class) is the category of a word indicating the function of it, usually syntactic. Common examples of 'parts of speech' include nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions, and adverbs.

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Carnie, Andrew (2006) Syntax: A Generative Introduction Malden: Wiley-Blackwell. Whaley, Lindsay (1999) Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language Crystal, David (1999) The Penguin Dictionary of Language. London: Penguin. Matthews, P. H. (1997) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.