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Non-Canonical Gender Systems

Sebastian Fedden, Jenny Audring, and Greville G. Corbett


Grammatical gender is famously the most puzzling of the grammatical categories. Despite our solid knowledge about the typology of gender systems, exciting and unexpected patterns keep turning up which defy easy classification and straightforward analysis. Some of these question, stretch, or even threaten to cross the outer boundaries of the category. These regions are largely unexplored, yet are essential for our understanding of gender, besides being interesting in their own right. The purpose of this book is to explore the outer boundaries of the category of gender and discuss their theoreti ... More

Keywords: gender, Canonical Typology, classifiers, agreement, noun classification, categorization, morphology, linguistics, syntax

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198795438
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198795438.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sebastian Fedden, editor
Professor of Linguistics, Université Paris 3 (Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Jenny Audring, editor
Assistant Professor of German Linguistics, Leiden University

Greville G. Corbett, editor
Distinguished Professor of Linguistics, University of Surrey

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