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What is grammatical gender?



Grammatical gender is a noun class system, composed of two or three classes, whose nouns that have human male and female referents tend to be in separate classes. Other nouns that are classified in the same way in the language may not be classed by any correlation with natural sex distinctions.

  Here are some kinds of grammatical gender:
  Grammatical gender is a kind of

Hartmann and Stork 1972 93


Foley, W. and Van Valin 1984 325


Mish 1991 510


Crystal 1985 133


Dixon 1968 105


Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 314

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