Inheritance and Slavic Contact in the Polysemy of bixlal

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This article provides a brief diachronic view of the way the Modern Hebrew adverb בכלל bixlal came to acquire multiple meanings and functions, through a combination of inheritance from Classical Hebrew uses and language contact with the Slavic languages during the period of Hebrew Revival. The path of this development corresponds to regular changes documented in other languages.



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