Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Marker

Definition: 

A marker is a lexical item that signals a morphosyntactic operation.

Examples: 

(English)

The suffix -s added to a noun signals plurality, as in the following example:

  • three hats

The suffix -s added to a verb signals third person, singular, present tense, as in the following example:

  • he sees
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