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Linguistic Test 32

Welcome to your Linguistics Test 32

A grammaticalization of the current relevance of a state or event, occurring before the moment of utterance, which is relevant because of a resulting state at the moment of utterance

A past tense that refers to a time considered more than a few days ago

The study of the origins and history of the form and meaning of words

Mixed metaphors that do not conflict with each other because they serve the same purpose and exhibit a correlation with each other.

A discourse that is used to recount a series of speech exchanges

The informing of a characteristic of the source domain (the metaphorical image) to the target domain (the concept receiving metaphorical treatment) by logical means

Past tense that refers to a time considered very recent in relation to the moment of utterance

A referent that may be inferred by the addressee from other information that has already been given

An indirect illocution whose illocutionary force is expressed directly by a performative verb but is given an additional illocutionary force by some device, such as modalization or subordination

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