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  • Definition: A mental repository of linguistic information about words and other lexical expressions, including their form, meaning, morphological, and syntactic properties. As a part of a descriptive, not mental, grammar, the lexicon is the representation the mental lexicon, consisting of lexical entries that capture the relevant properties of lexical expression.

    Source: Language Files, eleventh edition, edited by Vedrana Mihalicek and Christin Wilson

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