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Loanwords in the world's languages : a comparative handbook

Author: Martin Haspelmath; Uri Tadmor
Publisher: Berlin, Germany : De Gruyter Mouton, [2009] ©2009
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"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 assembled a unique database of over 70,000 words from 40 languages from around the world, 18,000 of which are loanwords. This database (http://loanwords.info) allows the authors to make empirically founded generalizations  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Loanwords in the world's languages.
Berlin, Germany : De Gruyter Mouton, ©2009
(DLC) 2009045067
(OCoLC)459211832
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Haspelmath; Uri Tadmor
ISBN: 9783110218442 3110218445
OCLC Number: 642692803
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 1081 pages) : maps
Contents: Notational conventions --
Acknowledgments --
List of authors --
General chapters: I. The loanword typology project and the world loanword database / Martin Haspelmath and Uri Tadmor --
II. Lexical borrowing: Concepts and issues / Martin Haspelmath --
III. Loanwords in the world's languages: Findings and results / Uri Tadmor --
THE LANGUAGES: 1. Loanwords in Swahili / Thilo C. Schadeberg --
2. Loanwords in Iraqw, a Cushitic language of Tanzania / Maarten Mous and Martha Qorro --
3. Loanwords in Gawwada, a Cushitic language of Ethiopia / Mauro Tosco --
4. Loanwords in Hausa, a Chadic language in West Africa / Ari Awagana and H. Ekkehard Wolff, with Doris Löhr --
5. Loanwords in Kanuri, a Saharan language / Doris Löhr and H. Ekkehard Wolff, with Ari Awagana --
6. Loanwords in Tarifiyt, a Berber language of Morocco / Maarten Kossmann --
7. Loanwords in Seychelles Creole / Susanne Michaelis with Marcel Rosalie --
8. Loanwords in Romanian / Kim Schulte --
9. Loanwords in Selice Romani, an Indo-Aryan language of Slovakia / Viktor Elšík --
10. Loanwords in Lower Sorbian, a Slavic language of Germany / Hauke Bartels --
11. Loanwords in Old High German / Roland Schuhmann --
12. Loanwords in Dutch / Nicoline van der Sijs --
13. Loanwords in British English / Anthony Grant --
14. Loanwords in Kildin Saami, a Uralic language of northern Europe / Michael Riessler --
15. Loanwords in Bezhta, a Nakh-Daghestanian of the North Caucasus / Bernard Comrie and Madzhid Khalilov --
16. Loanwords in Archi, a Nakh-Daghestanian of the North Caucasus / Marina Chumakina --
17. Loanwords in Manange, a Tibeto-Burman language of Nepal / Kristine A. Hildebrandt --
18. Loanwords in Ket, a Yeniseian language of Siberia / Edward Vajda --
19. Loanwords in Sakha (Yakut), a Turkic language of Siberia / Brigitte Pakendorf and Innokentij N. Novgorodov --
20. Loanwords in Oroqen, a Tungusic language of China / Fengxiang Li and Lindsay J. Whaley. Loanwords in Japanese / Christopher K. Schmidt --
22. Loanwords in Mandarin Chinese / Thekla Wiebusch and Uri Tadmor --
23. Loanwords in Thai / Titima Suthiwan and Uri Tadmor --
24. Loanwords in Vietnamese / Mark J. Alves --
25. Loanwords in White Hmong / Martha Ratliff --
26. Loanwords in Ceq Wong, an Austroasiatic language of Peninsular Malaysia / Nicole Kruspe --
27. Loanwords in Indonesian / Uri Tadmor --
28. Loanwords in Malagasy / Alexander Adelaar --
29. Loanwords in Takia, an Oceanic language of Papua New Guinea / Malcolm Ross --
30. Loanwords in Hawaiian / 'Ōiwi Parker Jones --
31. Loanwords in Gurindji, a Pama-Nyungan language of Australia / Patrick McConvell --
32. Loanwords in Yaqui, a Uto-Aztecan language of Mexico / Zarina Estrada Fernández --
33. Loanwords in Zinacantán Tzotzil, a Mayan language of Mexico / Cecil H. Brown --
34. Loanwords in Q'eqchi', a Mayan language of Guatemala / Søren Wichmann and Kerry Hull --
35. Loanwords in Otomi, an Otomanguean language of Mexico / Ewald Hekking and Dik Bakker --
36. Loanwords in Saramaccan, an English-based creole of Suriname / Jeff Good --
37. Loanwords in Imbabura Quechua / Jorge Gómez Rendón and Willem Adelaar --
38. Loanwords in Kali'na, a Cariban language of French Guiana / Odile Renault-Lescure --
39. Loanwords in Hup, a Nadahup language of Amazonia / Patience Epps --
40. Loanwords in Wichí, a Mataco-Mataguayan language of Argentina / Alejandra Vidal and Verónica Nercesian --
41. Loanwords in Mapudungun, a language of Chile and Argentina / Lucía A. Golluscio.
Responsibility: edited by Martin Haspelmath, Uri Tadmor.
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