linguistic form

linguistic form

n.
A meaningful unit of language, such as an affix, a word, a phrase, or a sentence.
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linguis′tic form′


n.
any meaningful unit of speech, as a sentence, phrase, word, or morpheme.
[1920–25]
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Through the consultation produced, the representation of the documents is obtained expressed in linguistic form.
In this rather simple sense, the linguistic form substitutes for the non-linguistic form.
In these cases, information about the objective context of the utterance (7) is triggered solely by variables positioned in the logical and linguistic form of the sentence.
In order to recognise errors, we followed Lennon's (1991: 182) definition of error: "a linguistic form or combination of forms which, in the same context and under similar conditions of production, would, in all likelihood, not be produced by the speakers' native speaker counterparts".
Inkpin argues that Merleau-Ponty's reflections on the rationality of expressive systems resolve Heidegger's struggles to grasp the internal temporality of language as well as the way linguistic form conditions disclosure.
This usage contrasts quite remarkably with the semiotic format of campaign material from two decades earlier, where colours and symbols were the main components of campaign signage rather than linguistic form. Change seems to be a defining feature of Indonesia since President Soeharto's resignation in May 1998.
Fairclough and Wodak argue that critical discourse analysis "analyses real and often extended instances of social interaction which take a linguistic form, or a partially linguistic form.".36 In their view, CDA correlates linguistic analysis to social and cultural analyses.
Ceding varying degrees of aesthetic agency to programmatic procedures that give visual and linguistic form to statistics, sociocultural phenomena, and chance operations, he is best known for large, labor-intensive, colored-pencil-and-graphite drawings that creep and sprawl across their supports in accordance with eccentric, self-imposed directives.
Here it is assumed that the evaluation of parameters by the decision makers must be generalized fuzzy and may be presented in linguistic form or generalized FSS format, alternatively, in the form of generalized fuzzy soft matrices.
(For this reason, rhyming examples can be very useful, as they may give information on the given linguistic form at the time of composition.) This brings us to the third problem: because of the effective colonization of Ireland by England from the 16th century on, hardly any books were printed in Irish until the middle of the 19th(!) century.
That is, any frill treatment of poetic form cannot be just a treatment of linguistic form; it must be a philosophy/metaphysics of the interrelated forms of mind and world more generally, language included.

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