Loanwords in the World's Languages

Loanwords in the World's Languages

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This landmark publication in comparative linguistics is the first comprehensive work to address the general issue of what kinds of words tend to be borrowed from other languages. The authors have assembled a unique database of over 70, 000 words from 40 languages from around the world, 18, 000 of which are loanwords. This database (http: // allows the authors to make empirically founded generalizations about general tendencies of word exchange among languages.... depends largely on the phonological environment; e.g., barafu a#39;icea#39; (alt; Persian/ Hindi barf); karatasi a#39;papera#39; (alt; Arabic qar!as). ... Assignment to classes 5/6: This strategy is almost as undemanding as the previous one, since class 5 has a zero anbsp;...

Title:Loanwords in the World's Languages
Author:Martin Haspelmath, Uri Tadmor
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2009


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