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Linguistic Test 30

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A conversational silence at the end of a turn in a situation in which no next speaker has been selected by the previous one no participant has selected himself or herself as the next speaker, and the silence is too short to constitute a lapse

An absolute-relative tense that involves three points in time in the past. The tense refers to a time that is in the future, relative to another point in the past, but is in the past relative to a point in its future. All these points in time are in the past relative to the moment of utterance

The understanding itself of one concept in terms of another

The use of a single word in such a way that it is syntactically related to two or more words elsewhere in the sentence, but has a different meaning in relation to each of the other words

An absolute-relative tense that refers to a time located in the future, relative to a contextually determined temporal reference point that itself must be located in the past relative to the moment of utterance

A relative tense that refers to a time that is simultaneous with some contextually determined temporal reference point.

An association between two lexical units in which one lexical unit is a collective term of the other

An alteration that is suggested or made by a speaker, the addressee, or audience in order to correct or clarify a previous conversational contribution

The minimization of the importance of a referent by the use of an expression that is disproportionate to it

A case that expresses a location within the referent of the noun it marks

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