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- n. The process of grammaticalizing.
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Korean developed a nominative case marker out of a demonstrative in parallel fashion (see López-Couso/Seoane, Rethinking grammaticalization: New perspectives (2008), p.242).
We are interested in discovering limits on possible language changes, in particular in unidirectional changes such as grammaticalization.
I would daresay it is some sort of grammaticalization of the curse words.
Isn’t premature grammaticalization actually more likely to lead to fossilization?