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LINGUIST List 17.2251

Sat Aug 05 2006

Books: Historical Linguistics/Lexicography/ Socioling: Varella

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        1.    Philipp Waelle, Language Contact and the Lexicon in the History of Cypriot Greek: Varella


Message 1: Language Contact and the Lexicon in the History of Cypriot Greek: Varella
Date: 03-Aug-2006
From: Philipp Waelle <p.waellepeterlang.com>
Subject: Language Contact and the Lexicon in the History of Cypriot Greek: Varella


Title: Language Contact and the Lexicon in the History of Cypriot Greek
Series Title: Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics Vol. 7
Published: 2006
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&VID=10526

Author: Stavroula Varella
Paperback: ISBN: 3039105264 Pages: 283 Price: U.K. £ 33
Paperback: ISBN: 3039105264 Pages: 283 Price: U.S. $ 56.95
Paperback: ISBN: 3039105264 Pages: 283 Price: Europe EURO 47.10 Comment: for Germany and Austria EURO 50.40 (incl. VAT)
Abstract:

Cypriot is unique among the Modern Greek dialects in possessing such a
variegated vocabulary - testimony, indeed, to the chequered history of the
island. This book presents a thorough investigation of the foreign
component of the Cypriot lexis. It traces, firstly, the relevant
socio-cultural factors that gave rise to it. It presents, secondly, a
detailed account of how words from sources as diverse as Romance, Arabic,
Turkish and English became fully nativised and indistinguishable from the
native stock. A fresh case study of language contact and lexical borrowing,
it addresses such issues as the extent of lexical borrowing, the types of
vocabulary borrowed, the relationship between the social integration and
the structural adaptation of loans, and the degree and predictability of
the phonological, morphological and even semantic modification affecting
foreign words.

Contents:

Cultural/linguistic contacts in Cyprus and lexical borrowing
Loanwords: systematic correspondences and etymology
Loanword phonology and morphology
Cultural borrowing and semantic adoption
Semantic shifts in a cross-linguistic context.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Lexicography
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek (ell)

Written In: English (eng )

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