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What characteristics must word forms share to belong to a lexeme/lemma?

What characteristics must all word forms share to belong to a lexeme/lemma? For example: Do they need to have similar lexical semantics (derivationally related)? The word "writer" refers ...
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Do some languages use lexical stress to differentiate words with unrelated meanings?

In English, lexical stress is occasionally used to differentiate words with the same consonant and vowel phonemes and that have related meanings. (Please forgive the incomplete definitions.) re ˈpeat ...
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What are lexeme, word and phrase in HPSG?

In “Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar: The handbook” by Abeillé and Borsley, it says: lexeme, word, and phrase have a complex system of subtypes. The type lexical-sign, its subtypes, and the ...
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Does lexeme and stem mean the same?

Wikipedia says following about lexeme: A lexeme is a unit of lexical meaning... For example, in English, run, runs, ran and running are forms of the same lexeme, which can be represented as ...
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Does "this" and "these" belong to the same lexeme?

I am confused as to whether "this" and "these" belong to the same lexeme
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Is there a term for a sequence of letters which can be divided into words in multiple ways?

I've been looking for a term that describes a phrase, unbroken into individual words, which could have multiple meanings depending on where it's divided. It's hard for me to even give good examples ...
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What's the difference between lexeme and lexical item?

While studying An Introduction to English Morphology by Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy, came across this fragment. Section 2.1 pointed out that we tend to think of words as possessing two ...
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Modern authoritive textbook for morpheme analyses

I have been reading several books dealing with morpheme/semanteme, etc...But some of them are a few decades old and don't deal exclusively with the subject in the scope of Lexicology. So I would like ...
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Is a word form defined solely by its grapheme sequence? Can two lexemes have a shared word form?

If one lexeme has a word form "goes", and another lexeme has a word form "goes", are those two word forms considered by linguists to be the same? In other words, is a word form defined solely by its ...
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Is each definition of a word a separate lexeme?

I read the Wikipedia entry for 'Lexeme' but I wasn't able to make out a clear answer to this question. I'm interested in knowing the answer for both related and unrelated senses of a word. I'm under ...
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Are 'yesterday' and 'now' forms of the same lexeme?

Is yesterday just the past tense form of now? Or are they different lexemes entirely?
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Where is the boundary between an adjective and a noun adjunct?

My working model is thus: An adjective should be flexible in that it can describe a variety of nouns. A noun adjunct looks like an adjective but can only be connected to a limited number of nouns. So, ...
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Are 'feminism' and 'feminist' part of the same lexeme, or two different lexemes? [closed]

I get the impression they're two different lexemes, but would like some opinions!
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Do principal parts necessarily belong to the same lexeme?

A recent thread touched on the question of whether Slavic aspectual pairs should be considered part of the same lexeme or not. I wonder if the same logic can be applied to the principal parts of ...
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Wordplay in ancient texts

I learned once that ancient texts (for example in Latin) did not separate words. Was that always true or only in specific kinds of documents and writings. Since I have been a bit interested in ...
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Are personal pronouns in English different lexemes or just inflected forms of the same one?

Take for example the words 'I' and 'you' (or 'I' and 'we'). Is it more reasonable to analyze them as different lexemes, or as different forms of a same lexeme inflected for grammatical person (or ...
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Are the demonstrative determiners "this" & "that" inflected to become "these" & "those" or are they different lexemes altogether?

If I'm not mistaken, nouns (and nominals) are the only words that can inflect for grammatical number. E.g.: cat (Sg), cats (Pl); writing (Sg), writings (Pl). "This" and "that" as singular ...
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Are "go" and "went" part of the same lexeme?

Are “go” and “went” part of the same lexeme, i.e. the same set of inflected forms? Consider this brief Glottopedia entry. The entry defines its subject matter as follows: “A lexeme is usually ...
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