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Borrowed words : a history of loanwords in English / Philip Durkin.

By: Durkin, Philip.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014Description: 1 recurso en línea (xix, 491 p.).ISBN: 9780199574995 ; 9780198736493; 9780191667077; 9780191667060.Subject(s): Inglés | Etimología | Palabras y frases extranjeras | Lingüística comparadaDDC classification: 422 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Introducing concepts -- Introducing the data -- Historical and cultural background to c.1150 -- Very early borrowings into Germanic -- Old English in contact with Celtic -- An overview of Latin loanwords in Old English -- Interrogating the data from chapter 6 -- Methodologies : sound change; word geography; loanwords versus semantic borrowing -- Introduction to Scandinavian loanwords in English -- Identifying Scandinavian borrowings and assessing their impact -- Exploring the contact situation and identifying loans -- Quantifying French and Latin contributions to Middle English -- Example passages from English and multilingual texts -- Borrowing from Latin and French after 1500 -- Loanwords from other languages : test cases -- Long-term effects of loanwords on the shape of the English Lexicon -- General conclusions and pointers for futher investigation.
Summary: "The rich variety of the English vocabulary reflects the vast number of words it has taken from other languages. These range from Latin, Greek, Scandinavian, Celtic, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian to, among others, Hebrew, Maori, Malay, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Yiddish. Philip Durkin's full and accessible history reveals how, when, and why, with the discussion illustrated at every point with examples from a variety of different sources."-- Cubierta.
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Introducing concepts -- Introducing the data -- Historical and cultural background to c.1150 -- Very early borrowings into Germanic -- Old English in contact with Celtic -- An overview of Latin loanwords in Old English -- Interrogating the data from chapter 6 -- Methodologies : sound change; word geography; loanwords versus semantic borrowing -- Introduction to Scandinavian loanwords in English -- Identifying Scandinavian borrowings and assessing their impact -- Exploring the contact situation and identifying loans -- Quantifying French and Latin contributions to Middle English -- Example passages from English and multilingual texts -- Borrowing from Latin and French after 1500 -- Loanwords from other languages : test cases -- Long-term effects of loanwords on the shape of the English Lexicon -- General conclusions and pointers for futher investigation.

"The rich variety of the English vocabulary reflects the vast number of words it has taken from other languages. These range from Latin, Greek, Scandinavian, Celtic, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian to, among others, Hebrew, Maori, Malay, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Yiddish. Philip Durkin's full and accessible history reveals how, when, and why, with the discussion illustrated at every point with examples from a variety of different sources."-- Cubierta.

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