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Grammaticalization
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The notion of grammaticalization

The term “grammaticalization” is used with several related meanings, some of which have been subject to debate. Here we take its core meaning of a diachronic process in which a grammatical coding of categories such as tense, aspect, mood, definiteness, case, or number emerges (Hopper and Traugott 2003). The term is by extens…

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Arsenijević, Boban, “Grammaticalization”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief General Editor Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032123>
First published online: 2020



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