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  appropriété
  approximante
  d'appui
  à-propos
  aptitude
  arbitraire1
  arbitraire2
  arborescent
  arbre
  arbre étiqueté
  archaïque
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arbitrary nature of the sign

[Subentry of arbitrary nature, (linguistic) sign]

Fr    arbitraire du signe

Synonym(s): arbitrariness of the sign/symbol

Domain: Functionalism

Source(s):

ELL: 910
The Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. (1994) Oxford: Pergamon Press.


Nöth 1990: 240-246
NÖTH, Winfried. (1990) Handbook of Semiotics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.  (SM)


Saussure 1959[trans.]: 73
SAUSSURE, Ferdinand de. (1959 [trans.]) Course in General Linguistics. Trans. by Wade Baskin. New York: Philosophical Library. (FT)


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  arbitrary
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  archaic
  archaism
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  archiphoneme
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