moneme


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moneme

The smallest unit of intelligible or meaningful speech, e.g., a word composed of a single syllable.
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Moneme alleged that the defendants on the said date conspired and killed one Obinna Nwakpo of Apo village.
The focus upward to stylistic and cultural issues which this cognitive process entails (of a kind specific to compounds, as opposed to monemes on the one hand and larger syntactic structures on the other) is then examined through the lenses of 'Oral Theory, historical inquiry, Jakobsonian theory of linguistic functions, theories of Old English metre, translation theory, Bakhtinian genre theory, modern rhetorical theories, and even film theory' (p.
Since "a naming unit which falls within the scope of word-formation must be a structurally analysable linguistic sign, and the sign nature must also be an inherent feature of its constituents (Stekauer 2005: 214)", all monemes and clippings (e.g.
The minimal non-reducible signifying units called monemes (or morphemes in the American linguistic terminology) can be combined in various ways to convey different messages.
Le signifiant cinematographique ne dispose pas de l'equivalent de monemes autonomes : lexemes specialises de la langue (hier, aujourd'hui, demain).
the phonemes and monemes constituting the utterance.
His definition is, strictly speaking, slightly circular: blends "have resulted from two motivating words which have been blended [...] into a new coinage which is unanalysable into determinant and determinatum, thus representing monemes" (1991: 26).