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Sociolinguistics from the Periphery

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Query:   two summaries
Author:  Melanie Misanchuk
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Historical Linguistics

Summary:   I APOLOGIZE FOR BEING SO NEGLIGENT IN POSTING THESE SUMMARIES TO
QUESTIONS I ASKED 6 WEEKS AGO. THE RESPONSES WERE PLENTIFUL AND
VERY USEFUL, AND QUICK! CONGRATULATIONS GO TO JAMES VANDEN BOSCH
(VAND@CALVIN.EDU) AND ROB PENSALFINI (RJPENSAL@MIT.EDU) WHO
ANSWERED MY QUESTIONS ON FRENCH LOAN WORDS AND LANGUAGE EVOLUTION
BEFORE I HAD EVEN RECEIVED THE POSTING FROM LINGUIISTLIST. WOW.

THE FIGURE I HAD REMEMBERED WAS THAT SOME 10,000 WORDS WERE
BORROWED FROM FRENCH INTO ENGLISH. AS MOST PEOPLE SAID, IT COMES
FROM

BAUGH, ALBERT C. (1951), _A HISTORY OF THE ENG LANG_, 2ND EDN.
ROUTLEDGE & KEGAN PAUL, LONDON, P.215.

WHICH WAS BASICALLY THE ONLY PLACE I HADN'T LOOKED.


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P. 327

LL Issue: 8.810
Date Posted: 01-Jun-1997
Original Query: Read original query