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The term ‘ grammaticalization’ is French in origin, owing its first use to the Indo-Europeanist Meillet in 1912. Nonetheless, the notion of grammaticalization outside of Western scholarship harks back to 10th-century China (see Heine a.o. 1991; Le…

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Mohssen Esseesy, “Grammaticalization”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 23 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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