lexicalist

adjective lex·i·cal·ist \ ˈleksə̇kələ̇st \

Definition of lexicalist

: of, being, or relating to an approach to grammar in which syntactic structures are derived from properties of lexemes rather than from a large set of transformations

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Origin and Etymology of lexicalist

lexical + 2-ist


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