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Parts of speech. Content words Refers to objects ,actions or properties eg : president ,report etc. Open class words Not finite Classified into nouns ,verbs and properties Function Words Inform us how content words relate to each other eg : is, of, the etc Closed class words Finite set .

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parts of speech
Parts of speech

Content words

  • Refers to objects ,actions or properties

eg: president ,report etc.

  • Open class words
  • Not finite
  • Classified into nouns ,verbs and properties

Function Words

  • Inform us how content words relate to each other

eg: is, of, the etc

  • Closed class words
  • Finite set
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Morphology

  • Meaning of a word is refined by placing other words around it

eg : houses

  • English has very limited morphological varitions
    • Nouns singular v/s plural
    • Verbs tense and person

Other languages

Case

Gender

Word ordering in english is sub +verb +obj

lexical semantics
Lexical semantics
  • Polysemy

words with different meaning eg.interest

  • Homonymy

words that are completely unrelated, but spelled in the same way

eg:can