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  1. paul, Linguistic Borrowing in Bilingual Contexts: Field

Message 1: Linguistic Borrowing in Bilingual Contexts: Field

Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 10:19:30 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Linguistic Borrowing in Bilingual Contexts: Field

Title: Linguistic Borrowing in Bilingual Contexts
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 62
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Author: Fredric W. Field, California State University, Northridge

Hardback: ISBN: 902723065X, Pages: xviii, 255 pp., Price: EUR 92.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588112853, Pages: xviii, 255 pp., Price: USD 92.00

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
factors lie in the nature of the morphological systems in contact and
how they relate to one another. Two principles are proposed to
determine the nature of the systematicity and interaction: the
Principle of System Compatibility (PSC), and its corollary, the
Principle of System Incompatibility (PSI). Together, these principles
provide a consistent account of the possibilities and limits to

Table of Contents

Foreword xi-xxii 
Preface xiii-xv 
List of figures xvii 
List of tables xix 
Introduction 1-24 
Morphological structuring and system compatibility 25-48 
Form classes and semantic types 49-82 
The identification of form-meaning sets 83-122 
Borrowing patterns in modern Mexicano 123-164 
Discussion 165-201 
Appendix A: Additional Mexicano text 203-205 
Appendix B: Spanish borrowings in the data 207-231 
References 233-246

Lingfield(s): Bi- & Multilingualism (Sociolinguistics)
		Dialectology (Sociolinguistics)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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