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tr.v. gram·mat·i·cal·ized, gram·mat·i·cal·iz·ing, gram·mat·i·cal·iz·es
To change (a content word) into a function word or a grammatical affix.

gram·mat′i·cal·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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In light of this we can assert that example was used in a variety of expressions which coexisted with for example during the Middle Ages before for example fully grammaticalised and became the dominant variant.
This is possible through the assumption of the meanings recently attributed to tanii--and may explain the fact that once atman- fully assumes a reflexive role, to be continued into future texts, tanii- stops its incipient development towards the role of a reflexive marker and never become fully grammaticalised.
In other words, they have come to be grammaticalised, to a greater or larger extent, as DPR markers.
Those potential inferences from the context can thus be said to be grammaticalised or conventionalised (Green 2004:412; Kay 2004:677) into the middle construction itself in such a way that it is reasonable to expect of middles that they are only used to predicate a relevant property of their subjects, and are otherwise unacceptable and not merely conversationally infelicitous.
On this basis, I distinguish between four main groups of 'periphrastic' constructions, which can be ordered from more prototypical to more peripheral (or, from a diachronic point of view, from most grammaticalised to least so).
By encountering vocables and translating these into images, the cultural tourist transposes the grammaticalised and metaphorically perceived space into a philosophically archived perception of urban space.
We also argue that in a subset of the languages, the serial verb construction grammaticalised into a complex ditransitive predicate 'give'.
All previous studies have drawn attention to the grammaticalised nature of this lexical item since it began as a standard tag to become later an invariant tag with multiple pragmatic values (Stenstrom and Andersen (1996), Andersen (1997), Stenstrom, Andersen and Hasund (2002), Stenstrom (2005), and in general English by Erman (1998), Algeo (1988) and Krug (1998)).
In all agglutinative languages, agents, datives and objects are marked and grammaticalised by bound morphs.
Since case endings are usually the grammaticalised "depositaries" of syntactic-semantic functions, these functions must obviously precede them both temporally and logically.
novel word formation), when lexical items are grammaticalised they
Hearsay evidentiality has become grammaticalised in the Estonian language, occurring in the indirectal category.