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Semantic Bleaching
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The term ‘semantic bleaching’ refers to loss of lexical content or categorial status of a lexical item in the course of diachronic semantic change, typically resulting from a grammaticalization process whereby certain lexical items develop into markers of gram…

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Mohssen Esseesy, “Semantic Bleaching”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 22 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0299>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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