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LINGUIST List 24.4655

Thu Nov 21 2013

FYI: AfBo: a Database of Affix Borrowing, Now Online

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <ulianalinguistlist.org>

Date: 20-Nov-2013
From: Frank Seifart <frank_seifarteva.mpg.de>
Subject: AfBo: a Database of Affix Borrowing, Now Online
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AfBo, a world-wide survey of affix borrowing, is now published online at:


AfBo comprises descriptions of 101 cases of affix borrowing, i.e. cases where one language borrowed at least one affix from another language, involving a total of 657 borrowed affixes. It includes an online interface with descriptions of borrowed affixes in terms of their forms and functions, examples of combinations of borrowed affixes with native stems, search functions, maps, and over 230 bibliographical references.

The entire database underlying AfBo can be downloaded from the following URL:


Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Typology

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