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  signal2
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  signe1
  signe2
  signe (linguistique)
  signe-occurrence
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minimal unit

[Subentry of minimal, unit]

Fr    signe minimal, signe minimum, unité minimale, unité significative minimale

Synonym(s): minimal grammatical unit, minimal meaningful unit

Related term(s): moneme, morpheme

Source(s): Akmajian etal. 1984: 57; Beaugrande & Dressler 1981: 20; Ducrot & Todorov 1979[trans.]: 200 (minimal unit of meaning); Greimas 1983[trans.]: 116; Hartmann & Stork 1972: 145 (minimum distinctive unit); Lyons 1971: 170; Martinet 1962: 22 (minimal sign); Nash 1968: 142 (minimal meaningful unit); Quirk etal. 1985: 43 (minimum unit of form and meaning); Ruwet 1973[trans.]: 10; Weinreich 1980: 308 (smallest distinctive unit)


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  mimetic word
  mimicry
  minimal
  minimal governing category
  minimal grammatical unit
  minimal projection
  minimal segment
  minimal unit of interaction
  minimal-distance principle
  minimalism
  minimum
  minor
  minor category
  misinterpretation
  mispronunciation

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