the English word mouth refers first of all to the opening of the buccal cavity, but next to this it refers to the point where a river joins the sea.
- Aronoff, M. 1976. Word Formation in Generative Grammar, MIT-press, Cambridge, Mass.
- Spencer, A. 1991. Morphological Theory, Blackwell, Oxford.
the phenomenon that a word has several different meanings which are closely related to each other. The ambiguity of church (either a building or an institution) is an instance of polysemy.
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