In linguistics, grammatical gender is a specific form of noun-class system in which
the division ..... In modern English, by contrast, the noun shield takes the neuter
pronoun it, because it designa...
Nouns, which is what words ending in -logia generally are, almost ..... on the
word's meaning when it refers to a sexless object or concept.
customary for Spanish and Portuguese, 1 to refer to the pronouns Sp. Ia ..... in
their appropriate genders, and a host of nouns referring to sexless objects.
accessed via linguistic properties but only via object properties of the discourse
..... of any antecedent nouns, then the pronouns cannot refer to sexless objects.
up in a linguistic universe where sexless objects are almost always it, it can seem
... The natural gender system of Modern English – in which only nouns referring
.... The discourse entity to which the anaphor refers . . . need not, however, have ...
Jan 31, 2016 ... The bible refers to it as masculine, but the Talmud as feminine. ... It's very
liberating to think of an object as sexless, don't you think?
Keywords: neuter gender, neutral agreement, noun class systems, lexicon,
nominal ... expletive subject and to refer to situations. A different pattern is .....
objects to be referred to with a pronoun agreeing with the language's words for. '
Apr 28, 2008 ... I wouldn't use “it” in the real world to refer to someone intersexed or ..... and “vis”
for the subject/object/possessive gender-neutral pronouns ..... so that they don't
have to keep track of the gender of all those nouns. .... When I think of “it” or
sexless beings I tend to think of cold, impersonal, and mild...
Instead the term has developed a third sense in which it refers to the active and ...
In languages with grammatical gender, nouns are partitioned into sets. ..... (such
as it) for sexless objects although feminine pronouns may optionally be used ...
thing is whether a noun refers to a human or to a non-human, irrespective of the
gender ... even when the conjuncts refer to sexless objects or abstractions.