This volume aims to broaden the focus of existing loanword research, which has mainly been conducted from a systemic and structuralist perspective. The eight studies in this volume introduce onomasiological, phraseological, and methodological innovations to the study of lexical borrowing. These new perspectives significantly enhance our understanding of lexical borrowing and provide new insights into contact-induced variation and change.
About the Author
Eline Zenner, KU Leuven, Belgium; Gitte Kristiansen, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Onomasiological, methodological and phraseological perspectives on lexical borrowing Eline Zenner Gitte Kristiansen 1
A usage-based approach to borrowability Ad Backus 19
What makes a catchphrase catchy? Possible determinants in the borrowability of English catchphrases in Dutch Eline Zenner Dirk Speelman Dirk Geeraerts 41
Formal variance and semantic changes in borrowing: Integrating semasiology and onomasiology Esme Winter-Froemel 65
Measuring and comparing the use and success of loanwords in Portugal and Brazil: A corpus-based and concept-based sociolectometrical approach Augusto Soares da Silva 101
Comparing the usage of Maori loans in spoken and written New Zealand English: A case study of Maori, Pakeha, and Kiwi Alexander Onysko Andreea Calude 143
English loanwords and their counterparts in Dutch job advertisements: An experimental study in association overlap Frank van Meurs Jos Hornikx Gerben Bossenbroek 171
On the variation of gender in nominal language mixings Astrid Rothe 191
Linguistic globalization: Experiences from the Nordic laboratory Helge Sandøy 225