Part of Speech (definition)

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Parts of speech (also known as syntactic category, lexical category, lexical class) are the categories of words indicating their syntactic function. 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.
  • Crystal, David (1999) The Penguin Dictionary of Language. London: Penguin.
  • Matthews, P. H. (1997) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Whaley, Lindsay (1999) Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Language