Feature System ( Concept )

      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Data Structure
                  |_ Feature System


An utterance is divided into parts, which are assigned to word classes and then subclassified in terms of their "accidents" or properties. [Blevins 2006: 390] The properties, also referred to as features or categories, express what is shared by different linguistic elements, as opposed to what is idiosyncratic. [Kibort 2008d: 1]

Usage Notes


data Structure Relation Thing     This subsumes all structuring relations used for LinguisticDataStructures. As a naming convention to distinguish relations in data structure from other relations, all names of dataStructuringRelations begin with 'has-'.
has Constraint Feature Constraint     This relates a FeatureSystem to a FeatureContraint.

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