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Title: Twentieth-century borrowings from French into English – an overview
Author: Julia Schultz
Linguistic Field: Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
French
Abstract: French has long served as the donor language par excellence in the history of English. French has enriched the English vocabulary throughout the centuries since before the Norman Conquest (Serjeantson, 1935: 104–5). The French impact on the English lexicon has received much attention in studies of the language and its development. However, French borrowings which have recently been introduced into English have figured little if at all in research thus far.

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This article appears IN English Today Vol. 28, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site .



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