Cryptotype

Cryptotype or covert categories of language is a concept coined by Benjamin Lee Whorf which describes semantic or syntactic features that do not have a morphological implementation, but which are crucial for constructing and understanding of the phrase. The cryptotype is understood in opposition to the phenotype or overt category, namely a categor...
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cryptotype

an implicit and specific rule of language use
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