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date: 06 May 2021

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This article provides an overview of the study of lexicalisation phenomena in conjunction with grammaticalisation. It describes the commonalities and differences between the two and highlights certain problem areas raised in the research and the ongoing challenge of handling troublesome categorisation such as derivational affixation. It discusses the competing notions and consensus on grammaticalisation and lexicalisation.

Keywords: lexicalisation, grammaticalisation, categorization, derivational affixation, research

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