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Lexical knowledge acquisition for spoken language

The most general declarative  perspective on a spoken language lexicon  which is required for lexicon acquisition is that of the ``omniscient lexicographer'': the lexicographer ``knows'', in principle, all the possible categories and relations which may hold between a sign, its meaning and pronunciation, and other signs; all properties of a sign have equal status in terms of possible access. This idealised view, while useful for general lexical databases , is not appropriate for the construction of more specialised spoken language lexica for the classical types of spoken language system , unless these are derived from a more general lexical database  as sublexica.

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