Morphological classifications in Ancient Indian and Latin grammars – Part 2 →  March 2, 2012

Morphological classifications in Ancient Indian and Latin grammars – Part 1 Although the Alexandrians and the Stoics were rivals, their classifications are similar in many respects. Both made use of three kinds of criteria: mor­phological, syntactic and semantic. Whereas the Stoics divided Aristotelian conjunctions into case-inflected (grouping together pronouns and articles) and case-uninflected (grouping together […]

Morphological classifications from the Ancient times to the 20th century →  March 1, 2012

The issue of parts of speech is a problem of grammatical division of the wordstock in a language. But at the same time the issue of dividing words into certain classes is one of the principal questions of morphology because this division is connected with word structure and paradigms, peculiar to words. The parts-of-speech problem […]