Langacker on learning the meaning of words. — Koine Greek @MikeAubrey318


“For illustrative purposes, let us sketch a plausible (though simplistic) scenario for the evolution of a complex category. Consider a child in the process of learning the various senses (conventional usages) of the word tree, and suppose the term is first applied, in his early experience, to such ordinary specimens as oaks, maples, and elms. […]

via Langacker on learning the meaning of words. — Koine Greek

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