Jan Wohlgemuth's A Typology of Verbal Borrowings (Trends in Linguistics. PDF

By Jan Wohlgemuth

The questions as to why so much languages seem to have extra hassle borrowing verbs than nouns, and as to the potential mechanisms and paths wherein verbs might be borrowed or the stumbling blocks for verb borrowing, were an issue of curiosity because the past due nineteenth century. despite the fact that, no really immense typological learn were undertaken during this box ahead of the current study.

The current paintings is the 1st in-depth cross-linguistic research on mortgage verbs and the morphological, syntactic and sociolinguistic facets of personal loan verb lodging. It applies present methodologies on database administration, quantitative research and typological conventions and it really is according to a wide worldwide pattern of knowledge from over four hundred languages and the typological facts from the World Atlas of Language buildings (WALS).

One significant results of the current examine is the falsification, on empirical grounds, of long-standing claims that verbs as a rule are tougher to borrow than different elements of speech, or that verbs may possibly by no means be borrowed as verbs and continually wanted a re-verbalization within the borrowing language.

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