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Has Japanese syntax changed between the 1950s and today?

Excluding vocabulary items which are entirely new or have fallen into disuse, what are some ways in which Japanese syntax itself has changed between the 1950s and today? (I would also like to exclude ...
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Katakana loanwords: is there data about their creation/evolution and acceptance as "new Japanese words"?

Disclaimer: This is a topic that I hold particularly dear. This question is related to data so that it is acceptable for this community. However, as a languages enthusiast, what deeply concerns me is ...
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一段動詞が五段動詞に進化できますか?

日本語の文法では五段動詞の方が一段動詞より多いです。文法が変化すると、一段動詞が五段動詞に変化する可能性がありますか? 私は日本語を練習したいです。上手くなければすみません。
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