Metonymy (me-ton’-y-my): Reference to something or someone by naming one of its attributes.
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Re. Language — https://www.amazon.com/Language-Cultural-Daniel-L-Everett/dp/0307473805 The author, Daniel Everett, challenges a substantial basis or claim in Chomsky’s theorizing about language.
My kernel for how languages work would be metonymy with paired, primary, and secondary sound/other signal associations. 496 more words