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lex·i·cal

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

lex·i·cal

(leks'i-kăl)
Denoting the vocabulary related to or describing speech or language.
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We intend to show that BP motion verbs lexicalize neither the manner of motion nor only the path, contrary to what is proposed in the linguistic literature (TALMY, 1985, 2000; JACKENDOFF, 1990, LEVIN; RAPPAPORT HOVAV, 1992; LEVIN, 1993, BEAVERS; LEVIM; THAM, 2010; AMARAL, 2010, 2015; DEMONTE, 2011; MENUZZI; RIBEIRO, 2011; GODOY, 2012; SOUTO, 2014; SILVA JUNIOR, 2015).
In a language like Estonian this is morphologically transparent, as there are dedicated morphemes (-t and -le) that lexicalize the Path head.
First, the original construction will lexicalize, yielding a new lexical item.
But these collocations may lexicalize and become a single culturally recognized unit stored as a template in the long-term memory, as the following lexicalized forms illustrate.
This difference, however, may be blurred by the fact that productive classifier constructions tend to lexicalize.
07 derivatives for a verbal stem) quota for variant suffix productivity in action nouns that do not tend to lexicalize factitively ([d.
Verbs that lexicalize the primary topological relations, in the Piagetian sense, of coincidence, te 'be.
The Mayan languages Tzeltal and Yucatec have large form classes of "dispositional" roots which lexicalize spatial properties such as orientation, support/suspension/blockage of motion, and configurations of parts of an entity with respect to other parts.
The first is that the verbs darivati/darovati/podariti 'to give as a gift' belong to the class of verbs that Levin & Rappaport Hovav (2002: 2) call "core dative verbs [which] lexicalize a causation of possession meaning", as opposed to other verbs which "lexicalize a causative change of location meaning".