While browsing EL&U I sometimes see people pointing out in their answer that some words have been used in an unusual way (or should I call it structure?), producing sentences like "the writer is using singular they / historical present / exclusive or / concessive may".
Sometimes, instead of being the word that's being used in a specific way, the noun in this adj+noun couple is just the name of the structure - like "Saxon genitive" (instead of being a "Saxon S") or "pragmatic strengthening", "open compound", "weak/strong collocation", etc.
Often, these adj+noun couples are very fancy and highly technical, like in the examples above.
Is there an umbrella term that encompasses all these adj+noun combinations that seem so common in linguistic discourse?
I sometimes need to ask people about what describes a part of discourse, so knowing what they are called would be useful.
Please note that I am not talking about the names of verbal tenses, but it's entirely possible they fall under the same umbrella.