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tagmeme Line breaks: tag|meme
Pronunciation: /ˈtaɡmiːm/

Definition of tagmeme in English:


(In tagmemics) a slot in a syntactic frame which may be filled by any member of a set of appropriate linguistic items.
Example sentences
  • Then in 1964 he came up with the idea of setting up contrastive tagmemes of subject-as-actor in contrast to subject-as-goal.
  • Tagmemics is a method of finding things out, of conceptualizing reality, and it is this method of conceptualization, rather than the tagmeme as an all-purpose tool, that [a guy named] Pike has brought to composition.
  • A tagmeme is described by a slot and class relationship (optionally including role and cohesion in the four-celled tagmeme).


1930s: from Greek tagma 'arrangement' + -eme.

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