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