LINGUIST List 9.1777

Mon Dec 14 1998

Sum: Lexical Borrowing/Part 2

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Message 1: Lexical Borrowing

Date: Wed, 09 Dec 1998 21:39:17
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Subject: Lexical Borrowing

(PART 2)
Other contributions:

2- Jeff MacSwan suggested: 
A book on code switching is due out in Feb 1999 by: Jeff MacSwan 
entitled"A minimalist approach to intrasentential code switching", 
New York: Garland Press

3-James Walker recommended:
 Poplack, Sankoff & Miller (1988) The social correlates and linguistic 
 processes of lexical borrowing and assimilation. 
 Linguistics 26:47-104 

4- Jan Tent wrote:

See two articles I co-authored on early Dutch loanwords in Polynesian 

 1. Geraghty, Paul & Jan Tent, 1997. Early Dutch loanwords in 
 Polynesia. Journal of the Polynesian Society Vol. 106, 2, pp. 

 2. Ibid, 1997. More early Dutch loanwords in Polyensia. Journal of 
 the Polynesian Society Vol. 106, 4, pp.395-408. 


 I am Zhongyi Eric Song, a postgraduate student of English dept of NTNU, 
 I know there is an article dealing with the phnological adaptation of loan 
 words in recepient language.It's an article written by Larry Hyman in the 
 Studies in African Linguistics. 

6- Ben Karlin:
 Battison, Robbin. Lexical Borrowing in ASL (American Sign Language). 
 Haven't got the rest of the reference but I am sure you can find it. Talks 
 about the morphological processes of ordinary signs gradually subsuming 
 fingerspelling as English words become a part of ASL. 
Ben Karlin , Staff Interpreter for the Deaf, St Louis Psychiatric 
Rehabilitation Center

7- In response to your query on Linguist, I can recommend a nice little book 
by Marcel Danesi, entitled something like _Loanwords and phonological

 Tom Cravens 
 University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Thanks again and all my best wishes,

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