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What is an animate class?

 

Definition
 

An animate class is a category of nouns having human or animal referents.

Discussion
 

In some languages, the animate class is a grammaticalized noun class.

Generic
  An animate class is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 26

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 14

 

Mish 1991 87


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