Guugu Yimidhirr : sketch grammar by John B. Haviland.

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45) Her paper on female characters in Shakespeare’s plays was brilliant. 63 This secondary sense of paper is metonymically—or more precisely synecdochically—related to the pri- 63 Cf Collins Cobuild (1995:1196); Longman (1995:1024). 44 © Studentlitteratur 1 Introduction mary (uncountable) sense of the lexeme denoting the kind of material that documents are printed on. 64 The offensive use of tart in the next example must instead have come about through a metaphorical extension. It is now established enough, however, to be understood without an imaginative dependence on the primary sense of this noun, which we find also in compounds like strawberry/apple tart.

Even if Firth established collocation as a technical term in linguistics, it appears not to have been his own coinage, as “the word had been loosely applied in linguistic contexts previously” (Chalker & Weiner 1994:70). (Cf Ullman 1962:98) Alm-Arvius (1998:47f); Allerton (1982:27–29); cf Kittay (1987:135); Hurford & Heasley (1983:111f). © Studentlitteratur 59 2 The Grounding of Meanings in Language (13) We learnt to swim in a pond in the woods. (14) The dolphins were swimming alongside the boat.

When discussing such questions we must consider different diachronic stages in the development of a language as well as the relation between a standard language and various dialects, sociolects and registers, and indeed also the status of different types of idiolects. Should, for instance, more idiosyncratic uses of learners, including young children and adults with some other mother tongue, be thought of as belonging to a given language? © Studentlitteratur 1 Introduction are also many seemingly clear-cut cases, that is uses that are, at least prototypically, either clearly extended or transferred, and they can be placed at a safe distance from each other at either of the two poles of this analytical continuum.

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