By Sergio Neri, Roland Schuhmann
This quantity comprises 13 contributions at the foundation of the female gender and its relation to the collective within the Indo-European dad or mum language. The Indo-European daughter languages have gotten usually a three-gender approach, but the early attested Anatolian languages owned simply genders. during this admire, it's arguable even if the female gender is basic or arose secondarily from one other morphological classification. as a result of precise morphological and morphosyntactic phenomena it's also questionable no matter if the neuter plural of the person languages maintains an inflectional class or it used to be particularly grammaticalized from an unique be aware formation type collective. The authors recommend various methods at the query of the connection among female and collective.