Meaning of grammaticalization in English:



(also British grammaticalisation)

See grammaticalize

‘I have to admit that her derivation probably wouldn't make good news copy, although it is a process that parallels the similar grammaticalization of gonna.’
  • ‘Language changes like that, when a word with a concrete meaning becomes a word that only expresses a function of grammar, it is called grammaticalization.’
  • ‘In my syntax seminar the other day we were discussing grammaticalisation in French negation.’