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Listing is a notion introduced in Aronoff (1976) which says that words with some idiosyncratic aspect are stored in the lexicon, which means that they fill a particular slot. Semantic drift is one of the reasons why words are listed.


the English word transmission has the regularly determined meaning 'act of transmitting', but next to this it is used as a technical term (transmission of a car). On its idiosyncratic reading the word transmission is listed.


Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics