Contrast Between the Gender System in Bangla and English Language

Topics: Inflection, Grammatical gender, English language Pages: 2 (476 words) Published: November 8, 2012
Gender is the English term which is derived from an extremely general word genus. Genus is a Latin word, means class or kind. In Bangla language, it is known as lingo. Old English had a system of grammatical gender similar to the modern Garman.

All most every language has some grammatical means of dividing their nouns lexicon into distinct classes. Gender is one such device. The core of Gender system in any language is the Gender assignment system, a set of rules, according to which nouns are allotted to genders. Many languages have a predominating semantic Gender assignment system.

'Gender' most commonly refers to classes of nouns within a language which are 'Reflected in the behavior of associated words' (Hockett 1958:231). The term is used both for the particular classes of nouns and for the whole grammatical category.

Gender is defined in ‘Longman Dictionary of Applied Linguistics’ as ‘a grammatical distinction in which words such as nouns, articles and adjectives are marked according to distinction between Masculine / feminine and sometimes neuter” In English and Bangla language, Gender may be two types of: A.Grammatical

Latin, French, Greek and German have grammatical gender.
Le livre (masculine) – ‘the book’
La porte (feminine) - ‘the door

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A few researches have been done by different Universities, NGO, Bangladesh Bureau of Information and Statistics have done few researches on it. They have tried to find out the similarities and dissimilarities in the gender system in Bangla and English.

In this research paper I am going to find out some facts of Gender system in both Bangla and English language. And find out some facts that influence both languages in their Gender and also their languages.I am going to talk with some students and teachers...
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