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- n. The act or process of lexicalizing.
- n. Something lexicalized.
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- n. the process of making a word to express a concept
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Can you expand a bit on the idea that ‘premature lexicalization might cause fossilization’?
Moreover, Lewis seemed to be dismissive – or perhaps unaware – of the argument that premature lexicalization might cause fossilization.