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Title: Linguistic Borrowing in Bilingual Contexts
Written By: Fredric W Field
URL: http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SLCS_62
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 62
Description:

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 borrowing.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi•xii
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

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Bi- & Multilingualism
Dialectology
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ISBN: 902723065X
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Pages: xviii, 255 pp.
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ISBN: 1588112853
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Pages: xviii, 255 pp.
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