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tr.v. lex·i·cal·ized, lex·i·cal·iz·ing, lex·i·cal·iz·es Linguistics
1. To express using a word or words: a language that lexicalizes the concept of time.
2. To incorporate into a language as a new word: a language that has lexicalized expressions from its dialects.
3. To treat (a phrase, expression, or other group of morphemes) as a single word: The word "pick-me-up<" lexicalizes the phrase "pick me up."

lex′i·cal·iza′tion (-kə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Adj.1.lexicalized - expressed by a word
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Now, with a number of nouns, -ma/-mhe has been lexicalized as a part of new nouns.
Firstly, some key aspects of pragmatics that are used in the analysis are described: speech acts, implicatures and lexicalized tropic inferences (formulas, routines, etc.) (1) and the studies that focus on this referred to.
The 2nd series of data is formed by lexicalized words that contain this allomorph (cf.
Each component was classified into four groups such as S, OO, O, and SN wherein S components comprise unambiguously lexicalized subjective as well as appraising phrases, OO components are positive or negative expression embodied in an objective component, O components comprise neither a word with lexicalized subjectivity nor embodied opinion, and SN components are subjective, however nonappraising, which are utilized to express thoughts.
Orenha-Ottaiano (2009) mentions that there is a broad conceptual and definitional range when it refers to phraseological units, for example: conventional expressions, lexicalized formulaic structures, prefabricated blocks, multi vocabulary lexical units, phrasemes, set phrases etc.
In the following chapters our goal is to: (i) give a brief etymological overview that will provide an insight into conceptual relations (lexicalized by the vocabularies based on the roots kus and tat) that are common to both or specific to one of the investigated languages; (ii) provide an overview of the analysis of the 'taste' domain in other linguistic approaches; (iii) present some basic theoretical and methodological tenets of the analysis, and (iv) give an analysis of the Croatian vocabulary related to the root kus and the Turkish vocabulary related to the root tat.
Comparing classical ontologies with lattices, Vossen (2003: 465-469) explains "how language tends to lexicalize just those concepts that are efficient to support communication." Therefore, there are certain concepts that are not fully lexicalized, grammaticalized or pragmatically marked and that rely on shared background knowledge for its interpretation and transmission.
According to their degree of lexicalization, x-phemistic metaphors can be lexicalized (dead), semi-lexicalized (conventional) or creative (novel and artful) (Chamizo Dominguez 1998).
That is, orthographic knowledge has two elements--both lexicalized knowledge of individual word representations (i.e., knowing that "llama" is the written code for the spoken word /lama/) and generalized knowledge of patterns across words (i.e., knowing that words do not typically begin with a doubled letter).
take lexicalized and unlexicalized syntactic features using sentence parse trees for deception detection.
But this is absurd, as a great part of our vocabulary is made up of metaphors that are now lexicalized. It is even worse, Devitt suggests, as the Gricean is committed to the claim that we should never postulate a new meaning of a word corresponding to a particular use if that use can be derived pragmatically.
Finally, one can observe that in the grammatical relation the preposition is lexicalized, which is taken over from the Sketch grammar formalism.