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A minimal lexical unit of a language. Lexical analysis converts strings in a language into a list of lexemes. For a programming language these word-like pieces would include keywords, identifiers, literals and punctutation. The lexemes are then passed to the parser for syntactic analysis.



a unit of the lexical level of language, of its vocabulary.

The lexeme is the same type of abstract linguistic unit as the phoneme, morpheme, syntagma, sememe, and grapheme. It represents a word in all its forms and meanings; for example, all the forms of the word iazyk, “tongue,” and the different meanings of these forms in various contexts, such as iazyk oblozhen, “coated tongue,” russkii iazyk, “Russian language,” and iazyk proizvedeniia, “language of a literary work,” are identical as representatives of one and the same lexeme iazyk.

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A concept perhaps closer to a Northern language mind exists in the Scandinavian languages and is signified by the lexeme fjall: mountain in Scandinavia whose summit rises above the upper forest limit and is covered by snow for most of the year (see Svensk ordbok 2009 : 766; Ernby, Gellerstam, Malmgren 2001 : 165).
checking the definition and usage notes of each lexeme from Azevedo (2010) in the following Portuguese language dictionaries: Houaiss Eletronic Dictionary (HED) (2009) and New Aurelio Dictionary (NAD) (2010).
According to (Radical) Construction Grammar the lexemes that belong to different classes of speech (or categories, i.
Moreover, corpus linguistics methodology is used to investigate the quantitative aspects of the lexemes under discussion.
As such, the configurations of pitch are used to create words or lexemes as in tone languages.
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If a model was constructed by using (grammatical relation, dependent) pairs as features and log-Dice as their weights, the models of those two lexemes on the Croatian side would have an overwhelming similarity with the Serbian lexeme in comparison to other lexeme combinations with that Serbian lexeme.
From an ontic point of view, we will notice the presence of noun-based lexemes, which retain their literal meaning or have the value of a symbol, and lexemes which designate relationships.
The present study addresses interpretative strategies of resolution in anomalous instances of [too ADJ to V] in which there is semantic conflict between the lexeme in the ADJ-position and the construction itself.
For example, the activation of the features of a phoneme (like dental, stop, voiceless) is unordered, but the activation of the syllables of a lexeme has to be sequentially ordered.
ij] of context units of class I containing lexeme j.
In addition to that, at the semantic level, the lexeme "past" in [2] represents an extension of "the events that have preceded" in [1].