LINGUIST List 20.3068

Sat Sep 12 2009

Books: Socioling/Typology/Ling Theories: Wohlgemuth

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, A Typology of Verbal Borrowings: Wohlgemuth

Message 1: A Typology of Verbal Borrowings: Wohlgemuth
Date: 09-Sep-2009
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: A Typology of Verbal Borrowings: Wohlgemuth
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Title: A Typology of Verbal Borrowings Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 211 Published: 2009 Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
                http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Book URL: http://degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110219333-1

Author: Jan Wohlgemuth Electronic: ISBN: 9783110219340 Pages: 459 Price: U.S. $ 140.00 Comment: for orders placed in North America
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110219340 Pages: 459 Price: Europe EURO 111.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110219333 Pages: 459 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110219333 Pages: 459 Price: U.S. $ 140.00 Comment: for orders placed in North America
Abstract:

The questions as to why most languages appear to have more troubleborrowing verbs than nouns, and as to the possible mechanisms and paths bywhich verbs can be borrowed or the obstacles for verb borrowing, have beena topic of interest since the late 19th century. However, no trulysubstantial typological research had been undertaken in this field beforethe present study.

The present work is the first in-depth cross-linguistic study on loan verbsand the morphological, syntactic and sociolinguistic aspects of loan verbaccommodation. It applies current methodologies on database management,quantitative analysis and typological conventions and it is based on abroad global sample of data from over 400 languages and the typologicaldata from the "World Atlas of Language Structures" (WALS).

One major result of the present study is the falsification, on empiricalgrounds, of long-standing claims that verbs generally are more difficult toborrow than other parts of speech, or that verbs could never be borrowed asverbs and always needed a re-verbalization in the borrowing language.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories                             Sociolinguistics                             Typology
Written In: English (eng )

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