Fossilization (disambiguation)

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Fossilization may refer to

  • Developed Article Fossilization (palaeontology): The set of geological processes that convert organic remains into fossils. [e]
  • Developing Article Fossilization (language acquisition): loss of progress in second language acquisition, where learners no longer move towards native-like ability in the second language, often despite constant exposure to it. [e]
  • Developing Article Cranberry word: or 'fossilized term', used in morphology to refer to exceptional compound words not built from productive rules, e.g. cranberry (no such thing as *cran-). [e]