linguistic borrowing


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linguistic borrowing

n
(Linguistics) another name for loan word
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While humanist debate promoted such linguistic borrowing on the grounds that it enriched the English language, the practice could also smack of anti-nationalism, undermining "communal comprehension" by making the "English tongue," in John Greene's phrase, a "mingle-mangle" of foreign, indeed barbarous words (A Rellitation of the Apology for Actors [1615], cited on 101).
This paper attempted to discuss the impact of Urdu borrowings on Pakistani English and showed how linguistic borrowing acts as a major cause for language change.
What are the most important implications of the Japanese simplification of Chinese characters for understanding linguistic borrowing, in general, and lexical borrowing, in particular?
Following an introductory overview, a review of Matras and Sakel's concepts of matter and pattern in linguistic borrowing, and a discussion of the borrowability of structural categories, each of the remaining 27 chapters focuses on the diachronic impact that language contact has had on the structure of a particular language.
We consider linguistic borrowing through the prisms of purism in contemporary European languages and of implicit and explicit purism in Croatian.
This is a very instructive book, full of interesting and out-of-the-way information, which I can recommend to all readers interested in linguistic borrowing and its cultural implications.
Historically speaking, linguistic borrowing is a common phenomenon in the evolution of a language.
The third section discusses codeswitching and linguistic borrowing, noting that findings point to an early convergence with adult codeswitching norms during the preschool years.
Thus the frontiers of Europe were filled with bi- and tri-lingual inhabitants at many social levels who engaged in constant linguistic borrowing in all directions.
Although some languages died out and others mere preserved by conscious efforts of native peoples to avoid assimilation, bilingualism and linguistic borrowing were common in frontier areas.
In many cases, it is difficult to know whether certain Mehri vocabulary represents an autochthonous development or is the result of linguistic borrowing.
Most innovative is his discussion of Palmares itself, in which--primarily on the basis of linguistic evidence--Schwartz argues that "there is enough evidence to suggest that the introduction of the term quilombo into Brazil in the late seventeenth century was not accidental and that it represented more than simply a linguistic borrowing.
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