lexical meaning


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lexical meaning

n
(Linguistics) the meaning of a word in relation to the physical world or to abstract concepts, without reference to any sentence in which the word may occur. Compare grammatical meaning, content word

lex′ical mean′ing


n.
the meaning of a base morpheme or word, independent of its use within a construction. Compare grammatical meaning.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lexical meaning - the meaning of a content word that depends on the nonlinguistic concepts it is used to express
content word, open-class word - a word to which an independent meaning can be assigned
meaning, signification, import, significance - the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"
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divergence in meaning" is difficult to resolve, but it probably refers to the contrast between categorial meaning and lexical meaning.
Any substantive attention paid to lexical meaning blinds a reader to the "higher registers" of meaning found in the aural combinations that McGann feels are Poe's real goal in the production of his poetry.
We have to admit that in Latvian grammar descriptions the constructions structured as modal or phase verb + infinitive are not usually considered as predicates with a copula, but are treated as compound predicates (Latviesu valodas gramatika 2013 : 468-470, 718-719), because the verb in the finite form has not been grammaticalized far enough to lose its lexical meaning when used in different tense or aspect forms.
Svoj model autori nazivaju Lexical Meaning as Ontologies and Construais (kratko LOC), a s pomocu njega istrazuju shematicnu stranu antonimije kao konstrukcije znacenja kroz usporedbu koncepata u pozadini leksema ostvarenu u kontekstu jezicne uporabe.
However, the type of context seems to have an effect on the correct interpretation of lexical meaning, since it may lead learners to correctly or incorrectly infer the meaning of words (Webb, 2008).
There exists a connection between the structure of a term and its lexical meaning.
In other words, word-formation is the processual part, whereas lexical meaning constitutes the result of such a process.
It is also crucial the relationship between constructions and predicates, which is accounted for in the form of semantic constraints that specify the conditions that constructions impose on lexical meaning.
Her notion of lexical meaning is encapsulated in the theory of 'Organisational Lexical Semantics' (OLS).
Regarding the semantic side, the function of the lexical meaning of the stem concerned is an identity function that does not modify this meaning.
In complex verbal constructions light verbs do not express their lexical meaning but change the semantics of a sentence as a whole.
We can clearly observe that in the speech there were significant differences between preceding and following pausing times of prepositions regardless of grammaticised or lexical meaning of prepositions.