Definición de function word en inglés:

function word

Saltos de línea: func|tion word

sustantivo

Linguistics
  • A word whose purpose is to contribute to the syntax rather than the meaning of a sentence, for example do in we do not live here.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Each strong position in the previous line is occupied by the stressed syllable of a content word; each weak position is occupied by a prosodically-weak function word, or by the unstressed syllable of a polysyllabic word.
    • Granted, sometimes the repeated function word could be helpful, as in Hacker's example from page 91.
    • This option is especially likely to present itself in cases where the function word undergoes phonological reduction, or ‘coalesces’ with its host.

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