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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

By: Ernst Jahr

Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule

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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

By Neil Smith

The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.

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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

By Henk Zeevat

The importance of Henk Zeevat's new monograph cannot be overstated. [...] I recommend it to anyone who combines interests in language, logic, and computation [...]. David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin

Query Details

Query Subject:   English loanwords
Author:   Dave Roberts
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Lexicography

Query:   About 40 English loanwords have been integrated into Kabiye, in spite of there never having been any direct contact between the two languages. The borrowing occurs through intermediate languages such as Hausa, Ewe and Akan. I am interested in knowing how common this is. Please can anyone provide examples from other languages, if possible identifying the language that served as an intermediary? I'm particularly interested in examples from Francophone Africa, but other areas of the world might be interesting too.
LL Issue: 24.4105
Date posted: 18-Oct-2013


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