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Geeraerts, Dirk. 1993. Generalised onomasiological salience. In Nuyts, Jan and Eric Pederson, eds. Perspectives on Language and Conceptualization. Brussels: Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles. pp. 43–56.
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Language as a subject
Person as a subject
This paper introduces a quantifiable measure of lexical entrenchment as an operational measure of onomasiological salience, illustrated on the basis of a corpus of Dutch clothing terms. The defended hypothesis on lexical entrenchment considers Berlin's basic level hypothesis as not entirely adequate.