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  • Psst, you've missed a closing italic tag!

    Thanks for that, though, it shows I was barking up the wrong tree :) I seem to be reading masses about cognitive grammar at the moment.

    I'm after a word for these (don't look too closely, it needs me to give it a proofread…)

    January 2, 2009

  • The inverse of homonymy is homosemy, defined as different phonological structures related only by virtue of their symbolic correspondence to the same semantic unit. It is common argued that there are no true synonyms, that some semantic difference, however slight, can always be found to distinguish apparent homosemes. . . . a possible example of homosemes is afforded by phonologically dissimilar allomorphs of grammatical morphemes, e.g., the plural morpheme of English.

    --Ronald W. Langacker, 1987, Foundations of Cognitive grammar, p. 387

    January 2, 2009

  • Whence this? I'm wondering if I might need it.

    January 2, 2009