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lex·i·cal

(leks'ĭ-kăl),
Denoting the vocabulary of speech or language.
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lex·i·cal

(leks'i-kăl)
Denoting the vocabulary related to or describing speech or language.
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We could say that in (34a-b), the demonstratives lexicalise definiteness pragmatically by locating the relevant entity in the immediately preceding discourse (cf.
We found out that both Spanish and English lexicalise the same kind of general semantic information, though certain kinds of semantic information seems to be much more often exploited in one language than in the other.
</pre> <p>Shadow is a frequent metaphor, and sometimes seems to lexicalise SADNESS IS DARK, in citations such as this:
Ce qui est frappant, c'est que l'article defini francais n'a ete conserve dans la traduction que dans quelques cas--peut-etre la traductrice a-t-elle traite ces toponymes comme constituant un bloc lexicalise.
In the area of polysemy, one can find numerous studies devoted to the analysis of the semantic extensions that these verbs lexicalise. Within the framework of Cognitive Linguistics, Sweetser (1990) reviews some of the semantic extensions of perception verbs in English.