Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A category of words of similar form or function; a part of speech.
- ‘On the lexical level, paradigmatic contrasts indicate which words are likely to belong to the same word class (part of speech): cat, dog, parrot in the diagram are all nouns, sat, slept, perched are all verbs.’
- ‘The present study additionally demonstrates the importance of the first letter of a noun for identifying its word class at an early stage of sentence processing in German.’
- ‘The word class of the repeated items was manipulated to include nouns, adjectives, and verbs - the last a class not used in the previous experiments.’
- ‘Conversion is the process that switches words into a different word class.’
- ‘Ultimately, however, a word class emerges as a function of its role within a constructional schema.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.