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Is there a term for when you use grammar from one language in another?

This is usually called interference. Here is the Wikipedia on the subject: When the relevant unit or structure of both languages is the same, linguistic interference can result in correct language ...
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Is there a term for when you use grammar from one language in another?

It's often referred to as L1 transference, or L1 interference, where the term L1 refers to the speaker's first language and transference refers to the projection of aspects of the first language onto ...
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What is a word that assimilates loanwords called?

Kazakh ету sounds like it might pattern with the concept of "light verbs" in the literature (a semantically light or empty verb that converts other parts of speech into predicates). Granted, ...
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What is a word that assimilates loanwords called?

Linguistic literature in typology (e.g. the World Lexicon of Grammaticalization) calls this a "pro-verb", the basic idea behind that name being that, like a pronoun, it's semantically empty ...
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Is there a term for when you use grammar from one language in another?

Who knows, mаybe some of the Swedish grammatical structures he implants into English stick and become part of English grammar. A word, phrase or even a sentence imported that way into the language ...
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Is there a term for when you use grammar from one language in another?

A related term in language learning is Interlanguage fossilization: Interlanguage fossilization is when people learning a second language keep taking rules from their native language and incorrectly ...
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What is a word that assimilates loanwords called?

This is too long for a comment ... The phenomenon is not unique to the Kazakh language, it also occurs in Jenisch (A German based argot) and here is an example from Wörterbuch der Gauner- und ...
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Does lexeme and stem mean the same?

Lexemes and stems are not related. A lexeme is an abstract concept that represents the core meaning shared by a set of closely-related word-forms (e.g. the concept of 'live' is the lexeme for the word-...
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What's the difference between lexeme and lexical item?

A lexeme is an abstract concept that represents the core meaning shared by a set of closely-related word-forms (e.g. the concept of 'live' is the lexeme for the word-forms 'lives', 'live', and 'lived')...
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