Read e-book online A Typology of Verbal Borrowings (Trends in Linguistics. PDF

By Jan Wohlgemuth

ISBN-10: 3110219336

ISBN-13: 9783110219333

The questions as to why such a lot languages seem to have extra difficulty borrowing verbs than nouns, and as to the potential mechanisms and paths in which verbs might be borrowed or the stumbling blocks for verb borrowing, were a subject of curiosity because the overdue nineteenth century. in spite of the fact that, no really titanic typological learn have been undertaken during this box ahead of the current study.

The current paintings is the 1st in-depth cross-linguistic examine on mortgage verbs and the morphological, syntactic and sociolinguistic facets of mortgage verb lodging. It applies present methodologies on database administration, quantitative research and typological conventions and it's in response to a huge international pattern of knowledge from over four hundred languages and the typological info from the World Atlas of Language constructions (WALS).

One significant results of the current learn is the falsification, on empirical grounds, of long-standing claims that verbs in general are more challenging to borrow than different components of speech, or that verbs may perhaps by no means be borrowed as verbs and constantly wanted a re-verbalization within the borrowing language.

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