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Title: New Perspectives on Lexical Borrowing
Subtitle: Onomasiological, Methodological and Phraseological Innovations
Edited By: Eline Zenner
Gitte Kristiansen
Series Title: Language Contact and Bilingualism [LCB] 7

This volume aims to broaden the focus of existing loanword research, which has mainly been conducted from a systemic and structuralist perspective. The eight studies in this volume introduce onomasiological, phraseological, and methodological innovations to the study of lexical borrowing. These new perspectives significantly enhance our understanding of lexical borrowing and provide new insights into contact-induced variation and change.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Contact
Language Change
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781614515913
Pages: 252
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9781614514305
Pages: 252
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95