Semantic evidence against theautonomy of the lexicon

John R. Botha


1. This paper deals at two levels with the question of whether there is a separate component of the grammar that is specifically concerned with the structure of words. 1 At a more concrete level, the paper presents semantic evidence from Afrikaans against the position that the lexicon exists as a separate word formation component. And, at a more abstract level, the paper articulates a basic condition which discussions of the question of the autonomy of .the lexicon have to meet in order to be minimally coherent.

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