Contrastive focus reduplication
Contrastive focus reduplication (also lexical cloning, the double construction) is a little-studied type of syntactic reduplication found in some languages that indicates the prototypical meaning of the repeated word or phrase, a form of retronymy. The term word word was coined by U.S. writer Paul Dickson in 1982 to describe this.
The first part of the reduplicant bears contrastive intonational stress.
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