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Query Details

Query Subject:   Loanwords and metaphors
Author:   petek kurtboke
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition

Query:   1) In a recent study of Italian loanwords in the Bank of English (*) we have
come across an average culinary loan which has acquired metaphorical uses:

'spaghetti straps'
'spaghetti junction'
'spaghetti westerns' (?)

This seems a rare phenomenon however. Is anyone aware of research on
loanwords in relation to metaphor? Can anyone think of loans in their
language/s with metaphorical uses?

2) Has there been research on the Italian verb PIACERE?

(*) Petek Kurtboke and Liz Potter 2000 Cooccurrence Tendencies of Loanwords
in Corpora. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 5:1

Sun, 4 Jun 2000 09:09:39 -0700 (PDT)
References: L2 proficiency level and rate of SLA?

Dear Colleagues:

I'm looking for references that address the issue of how L2 learners'
profiency level may relate to their rate of progress in the L2, especially
with respect to differences between the acquistion of grammar and

Any orientation in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,

John J. Stevens
University of Southern California
LL Issue: 11.1253
Date posted: 04-Jun-2000


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