selectionist

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se·lec·tion·ist

 (sĭ-lĕk′shə-nĭst)
n.
One who believes that evolution occurs chiefly as a result of natural selection.

se·lec′tion·ism n.
se·lec′tion·ist adj.

selectionist

(sɪˈlɛkʃənɪst)
n
(Philosophy) a person who believes in natural selection
adj
(Biology) of or relating to the belief in natural selection
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The study examines the unusual phenomenon of lexicalization of verbal agreement in Mawng, looking at the use of grammatical gender to construct referents in discourse, to mediate selectional restrictions, and to produce new expressions in Mawng.
Second, they should not obey selectional restrictions.
We are connected to every life form on the planet, and our own mentality springs from the selectional processes of the billions of synaptic interconnections of our very own neural ecologies.
Father of the gods in The Palm-wine Drinkard goes in quest of his dead palm wine tapper only to return with a wife (not a male as a "wife"), and not his object of quest; in Achebe's Things Fall Apart (1958), Okonkwo, including his sisters, begotten by Unoka, engages in a sexual selectional competition with another male for the hand of Ekwefi in marriage.
They are however linguistically deviant because of their semantic oddity arising from violation of some selectional restriction rules.
Detecting compositionality of verb-object combinations using selectional preferences.
Father of the gods in The Palm-wine Drinkard goes in quest of his dead palm wine tapper only to return with a wife (not a male as a 'wife'), and not his object of quest; in Achebe's Things Fall Apart (1958), Okonkwo, including his sisters, begotten by Unoka, engages in a sexual selectional competition with another male for the hand of Ekwefi in marriage.
This movement is not because of some c- selectional feature or for establishing some agree relation; rather, it is because of the strong [uD] feature of T, commonly referred to as the Extended Projection Principle (EPP).
He is rather too pessimistic; while he repeatedly refers to Kittredge's work, he seems unaware that Jerry Hobbs defines sublanguages as a degree of restriction of context in which selectional restrictions, usually the province of semantics, become that of syntax.
A description can be perspectivally sub-global and not linked to the subjective evaluative stance of a character but foreground views in correlation to the narrator's selectional criteria of saliency.
Hence, the output l'amico is not derived from lo amico via elision, but depends on the selectional preference of the allomorph/l/, stored as such in the lexicon of Italian speakers.
Given the nature of the game though you're always relying on a series of individual efforts rather than the moulding of a combined unit which is ironic given the increased selectional and tactical input expected of a cricket captain than the player who wears the armband in football.