Consider now the pronunciation of acronymic
formations (Lopez-Rua's PRON parameter).
Like other loan words, acronymic
derivations bring in sounds that are foreign to the Ndebele phonological system and help establish the sounds in the phonology.
In this case, no metaphor is at work in [N.sub.1] but a metonymic process by which the salient part of a form (NINJA) stands for the whole form ('no income, no job, and no assets') in an acronymic
formation which at the same time stands for the person to whom the loan is granted on the basis on the metonymy salient property ('having no income, no job, and no assets') for category ('people characterized by this property').
For those unfamiliar with the origins and roles of the acronymic
global economic organizations that control much of the world's economic policies, a useful primer is offered in "The ABCs of the Global Economy" and other essays.
on who is racially and nationality-wise to be considered appointable in academic positions, and who is not; on whom I may, racially speaking, invite as a visiting lecturer and whom not; on how many additional per cent graduate students I have to recruit this year; on how many publications I must produce, and in what kind of journals; on how many students I must rake in to make my courses viable, in abstraction from all other criteria; and on how I must 'align' my research and teaching with acronymic
formulae posing as strategic plans, while maintaining the requisite levels of 'research fun'.
Dr Khai was responsible for developing the ILO tool acronymic
WARM; and for pilot-testing the tool in other countries in the region too.
If English is to matter, it has to make a difference to the whole person who walks out at the end of the lesson: any LOs, WALTS, WILFS and other acronymic
inventions are only a small part of that whole, though more measurable in a culture of Strategy and Inspection which has less interest in the forest because of an obsession with trees.
With a cylindrical casing made of zamac--an acronymic
alloy of zinc, aluminum, magnesium, and copper--the XtremKey can supposedly be run over by a 10-ton truck without flinching.
If the list seems long, it's very short compared to Robert Patton's proposed complete Acronymic
Dictionary of English (73-37).
Not only is Jacques Derrida David Jackson's acronymic
inverse--JD and DJ--no accidents--but Merrill is already blurring the line.
(47) Administrative agencies whose acronymic
names are familiar to lawyers and laypeople alike perform a significant proportion of the federal government's labors, yet are created by statutes and are governed largely by another statute--the Administrative Procedure Act (48)--and its accompanying judicial interpretations.