Essays about: "borrowability"

Found 2 essays containing the word borrowability.

  1. 1. Quantifying loanwords: A study of borrowability in the Finnish lexicon

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Allmän språkvetenskap; Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Språk och språkvetenskap

    Author : Sandra Cronhamn; [2018]
    Keywords : loanwords; Finnish; Uralic languages; language contact; borrowing; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : The current study set out to investigate patterns of loanwords in a sample of 1,460 lexical meanings in the Finnish lexicon by means of quantitative methods. The methodology used was borrowed from the Loanword Typology project (Haspelmath & Tadmor 2009a), and consisted of a template including various fields, where information about each lexical item was coded. READ MORE

  2. 2. The spread of cultural vocabulary in Rondônia

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Allmän språkvetenskap

    Author : Sandra Cronhamn; [2013]
    Keywords : Amazonia; Rondônia; borrowability; loanwords; areal diffusion; language contact; cultural vocabulary; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : This thesis is an investigation of the borrowability of cultural vocabulary among languages of different genetic origin in the Brazilian state of Rondônia, one of the most linguistically diverse regions in the world. Since cultural vocabulary is more likely to be borrowed compared to other lexical domains, if there has been language contact in this area, this is expected to be reflected in these terms. READ MORE