Download e-book for kindle: Borrowed Words: A History of Loanwords in English by Philip Durkin

By Philip Durkin

ISBN-10: 0198736495

ISBN-13: 9780198736493

ISBN-10: 0199574995

ISBN-13: 9780199574995

the wealthy number of the English vocabulary displays the significant variety of phrases it has taken from different languages. those variety from Latin, Greek, Scandinavian, Celtic, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian to, between others, Hebrew, Maori, Malay, chinese language, Hindi, eastern, andYiddish. Philip Durkin's complete and available background finds how, while, and why. He indicates the right way to observe the origins of loanwords, while and why they have been followed, and what occurs to them as soon as they
have been. The lengthy documented heritage of English comprises touch with languages in various contexts, together with: the dissemination of Christian tradition in Latin in Anglo-Saxon England, and the interactions of French, Latin, Scandinavian, Celtic, and English through the center a long time; publicity to
languages through the global in the course of the colonial period; and the consequences of utilizing English as a world language of technological know-how. Philip Durkin describes those and different ancient inputs, introducing the techniques each one calls for, from the comparative technique for the earliest interval to documentary and corpus study within the sleek. The dialogue is illustrated at each element with examples taken from a number of assorted resources. The framework Dr Durkin develops can be utilized to discover lexical
borrowing in any language.

This amazing e-book is for everybody drawn to English etymology and in loanwords extra in general. it is going to entice a large normal public and even as deals a beneficial reference for students and scholars of the heritage of English.

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