Reanalysis
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Reanalysis constitutes a major mechanism for synchronic and diachronic language change and is regarded as an indispensable catalyst for grammaticalization (Hopper and Traugott 1993:32). The most elaborate study of this mechanism is found in Langacker (1977), who defines it as a “change in the structure of an expression or class of express…

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Mohssen Esseesy, “Reanalysis”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 12 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0281>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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