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    The Loanword Typology project overseen by Martin Haspelmath and Uri Tadmor began in 2004 and aimed to provide hard figures instead of the merely impressionistic claims that linguists had made hitherto eg Body part terms are generally not borrowed The project heads drew up a large list of meanings rather like a Swadesh list that could be found in the vast majority if not all languages The list was also subdivided into various semantic fields such as Agriculture and vegetation Food and drink Kinship etc International scholars of various languages were called on to produce an euivalent list of words for these meanings and explore which ones were borrowings from other languages Ultimately a lexical database resulted comprising 1000 2000 words from 41 individual languages and this book here was published as a capstoneAfter an introduction by Haspelmath and Tadmor this book consists of chapters on the individual languages that the project mined The project sought to avoid choosing closely related languages as this could skew results ie each language would have inherited the same set of borrowings into its parent language Thus we find only one Uralic language Kildin Saami one Turkic language SakhaYakut and so on The choice of languages does however cover the whole world and as with many typology compendia anyone working in a narrow field of just one family will enjoy the exotic features of languages from half a world away


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Loanwords In The Worlds Languages ❮Epub❯ ❥ Loanwords In The Worlds Languages Author Martin Haspelmath – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk This landmark publication in comparative linguistics is the first comprehensive work to address the general issue of what kinds of words tend to be borrowed from other languages The authors have assem This landmark The Worlds Epub Ü publication in comparative linguistics is the first comprehensive work to address the general issue of what kinds of words Loanwords In Epub / tend to be borrowed from other languages The authors have assembled a uniue database of over words from languages from In The Worlds PDF É around the world of which are loanwords This database http loanwordsinfo allows the authors to make empirically founded generalizations about general tendencies of word exchange among languages.

  • Hardcover
  • 1102 pages
  • Loanwords In The Worlds Languages
  • Martin Haspelmath
  • English
  • 07 November 2016
  • 9783110218435