The category of noun gender in the context of typology of linguistic signs


The article analyzes the morphological category of noun gender considered in the context of typology of linguistic signs. Special attention is paid to iconicity of grammatical gender, which is investigated at the level of language and speech. The research is based on texts of poetry which enlarge significantly the body of facts testifying to the iconicity of the category of noun gender. The study identified that the development of new areas in modern poetry largely contributes to the strengthening of the iconic nature of the substantive gender category.

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morphological category of gender in nouns, linguistic sign, iconicity, semantics of grammatical gender substantives.

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