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Re: THEORY : reverse clitization

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Saturday, August 23, 2003, 21:01
Quoting Pavel Iosad <edricson@...>:

> Hello, > > > > While at it, are there terms for a clitic fully detaching > > to become an > > > independent word, or attaching fully to become an affix? > > > > For the latter notion, yes: _grammaticalization_. For the former > > (e.g. the recent development of "ex" for "former spouse"), I don't > > believe there is a distinct word, but perhaps "degrammaticalization" > > would do. > > Umm, "lexicalization" is the word I think (though it's ambiguous as well > of course)
Words are just labels, of course. I'd prefer not to use lexicalization myself sense it's not closely associated with a morphological process. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637