Antedating of "Lexeme"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 1 22:13:25 UTC 2005

lexeme (OED 1940)

1938 _American Anthropologist_ (n.s.) 40: 508  In the verb, the most
complex of all the lexeme-classes, there are several pronominal sets of
inflectional endings differentiated as to aspect, mode, and tense.

Fred Shapiro

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