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Unformatted text preview: ‘content’ (what gets lev behind in telegraphic speech) •  Nouns, Verbs, Adjec/ves, Adverbs –  Func4onal categories: provide gramma/cal informa/on; ‘glue’ •  For example, determiners, preposi/ons, conjunc/ons, nega/on, auxiliaries, modals, tense forms, etc –  See pp 146 ­147 of the textbook (chapter 5) 51 Closed vs. Open class •  Lexical categories are typically an open class, meaning that speakers produc/vely add new items of that category to their lexicon. –  E.g. Google, Skype –  cross ­linguis/cally there is some varia/on w.r.t. to open ­ness. For example, adjec/ves and verbs are not an open class in every language.) 52 Closed vs. Open class •  Func/onal categories are typically a closed class, meaning that it is difficult ­to ­ impossible for speakers to produc/vely add new words to that category (though as languages change slowly or /me, the set of words in closed class categories may change). –  E.g....
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