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date: 18 October 2019

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This article explores the interrelation between grammaticalisation and pragmaticalisation. It attempts a terminological clarification of both terms independently from each other and examines their mutual relations. It proposes the hypothesis that fundamental features of grammar itself are rooted in pragmatics, and that therefore there is reason to interpret pragmaticalisation as an integral part of grammaticalisation.

Keywords: grammaticalisation, pragmaticalisation, terminological clarification, mutual relations, grammar, pragmatics

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