Jan Wohlgemuth's 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 hassle borrowing verbs than nouns, and as to the potential mechanisms and paths through which verbs will be borrowed or the stumbling blocks for verb borrowing, were a subject of curiosity because the past due nineteenth century. notwithstanding, no actually huge typological learn have been undertaken during this box sooner than 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 really is in accordance with a large worldwide pattern of information from over four hundred languages and the typological facts from the World Atlas of Language buildings (WALS).

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

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