Lexical Item ( Concept )

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            |_ Linguistic Data Structure
                  |_ Lexical Item


A unit of the vocabulary of a language such as a word, phrase or term as listed in a dictionary. It usually has a pronounceable or graphic form, fulfils a grammatical role in a sentence, and carries semantic meaning. [Hartmann and Stork 1972: 128]

Usage Notes


data Structure Relation Thing     This subsumes all structuring relations used for LinguisticDataStructures. As a naming convention to distinguish relations in data structure from other relations, all names of dataStructuringRelations begin with 'has-'.
has Lexical Unit Thing     This relates a LexicalItem to a LexicalUnit, those elements commonly represented in a dictionary.

User Submitted Issues
Status: Pending lexical item refers to "dictionary" which is not defined - Jan Odijk
2010-04-26 04:56:29

The concept "LexicalItem" refers to "dictionary", which is not defined in GOLD, and it does not mention Lexicon at all, though a Lexicon is defined as a set of LexicalItems.

Suggestion: replace "dictionary" in the definition by "Lexicon"