Lexical approach

Lexical approach





   The term lexical approach was introduced in 1993 by Michael Lewis, who observed that "language consists of grammaticalized lexis, not lexicalised grammar" (The Lexical Approach, 1993).


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How to Cite

Pipia, A., & Julakidze, E. (2023). Lexical approach. Language and Culture. https://doi.org/10.52340/lac.2023.08.79