linguistic form


Definition of linguistic form

: a meaningful unit of speech (such as a morpheme, word, or sentence)

called also speech form

Examples of linguistic form in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And comparing more recent historic forms of English and Sranan to get at centuries-old linguistic forms isn’t ironclad, Creanza pointed out. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Linguistic time capsule in South America sheds light on human migration," 14 Mar. 2018

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Linguistic form.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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