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On Idiom Parts and their Contexts

Keywords: Irregularity , Regularity , HPSG , Idioms , Bound Words , Polarity Items

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This article examines idiomatic expressions as sources of both regularity and irregularity in language. Some morphological, lexical, syntactical, and semantical characteristics of idioms are discussed. It is shown how a lexical licensing mechanism, which is formulated within a formal grammar framework, can deal with the data. After that, this proposal is extended to the phenomenon of negative polarity.


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