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date: 20 January 2021

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This article reviews literature on constructional change and its integration with grammaticalisation theory. It discusses a number of issues that are relevant to work on grammaticalisation and addresses several questions which fall out from a constructional view of grammaticalisation. It explores a constructional approach to grammaticalisation and the question of how constructions change and evaluates whether construction grammar is useful to linguists examining grammaticalisation changes to lexical items. It also considers the relationship between constructional change and the grammaticalisation of lexical items.

Keywords: grammaticalisation theory, constructional change, construction grammar, lexical items, linguists

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