Linguistic Borrowing in Bilingual Contexts

Linguistic Borrowing in Bilingual Contexts

eBook - 2002
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A number of previous approaches to linguistic borrowing and contact phenomena in general have concluded that there are no formal boundaries whatsoever to the kinds of material that can pass from one language into another. At the same time, various hierarchies illustrate that some things are indeed more likely to be borrowed than others. Linguistic Borrowing in Bilingual Contexts addresses both, by examining claims of no absolute limits and synthesizing various hierarchies. It observes that all contact phenomena are systematic, and borrowing is no exception. Regarding forms, the determining fa.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, ©2002
ISBN: 9789027296115
9027296111
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 252 pages)
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