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Glossary of Literary Theory
by Greig E. Henderson and Christopher Brown

Syntagm / syntagmatic:

Linguistic terms used to describe the linear or horizontal axis of language, the relations among words arranged sequentially to produce meaningful utterances, the rules and norms governing the production of these utterances. (See also Linguistics and literary theory, Structuralism.)

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