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Linguistic Test 21

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The use of a negated antonym to make an understatement or to emphatically affirm the positive.

Semantic role of the referent which instigates an event rather than doing it

An interpropositional relation in which some proposition(s) is a digression from those expressed before and after

A simultaneous talk by two or more conversational participants, irrespective of its status in participants’ minds as an interruption

The knowledge that a native speaker has about a language

A discourse that explains or describes a topic. It does not primarily present contingent events or focus on a performer of actions, but rather tends to present the following kinds of propositions existential stative and equative

The use of words that sound similar to other words but have different meanings

A sensory evidential that signals that the speaker's evidence for the truth of his or her statement is derived from a sense other than sight.

A group of clauses in which one clause, typically the final clause, is distinguished from the other clauses, typically medial clauses, by a difference of verb morphology and each medial clause is marked to show whether or not its subject is the same as the subject of some reference clause

A metonymy that is commonly used in everyday language in a culture to give structure to some portion of that culture’s conceptual system

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